ACE Awareness Offers Holiday Virtual Events
Memphis Organization To Host Winter Family Fun Despite Global Pandemic
By: GJC Publicity
"The holidays can be tough for many, and now we're compounding things like seasonal depression with the stressors of COVID-19," explained Dr. Renée Wilson-Simmons, executive director of ACE Awareness. "While finding ways to offer support was key to the development of this event series, we also wanted to create experiences for families that will enable them to celebrate life and enjoy one another."
ACE Awareness raises community understanding about the dangers of adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress, and promotes the healthy development of children and their families in order to prevent trauma and lessen its negative effects. As a result of funding from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act awarded by the Shelby County Commission, the organization is continuing its work virtually and creatively through this series, which runs through the end of 2020.
The holiday events, which have registration deadlines and limited capacity due to accompanying items that must be mailed, are free and in high demand. The line-up includes:
• Nov. 16, 5:30pm(CST), "Bible Journaling,"
• Nov. 23, 5:30m(CST), "Mindfulness Painting," Kim Kenner, Creole Creative Canvases
• Dec. 2, 5:00pm(CST), "Family Fun Christmas Ornament Decorating Class," Kim Kenner, Creole Creative Canvases
Registration for each event is available at https://aceawareness.org/