BENEFITING: BUBBLE FOUNDATION LIMITED
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
We believe that every child in the US, regardless of socioeconomic status, should have access to activities, food and information that help them to live healthy and happy lives.
Through our core curriculum and program activities, we strive to “fill the gap” for students, administrators, teachers, parents, and the community at large in underserved communities where information, resources, wellness education, healthy food and activities are limited or nonexistent.
At Bubble, we provide, free of charge, information, food and activities people need to make choices that lead to healthier lives.
Bubble began as a small organization seeking to make a significant difference in one charter school in Mott Haven in the Bronx. In our first year, Bubble helped Haven Academy adopt a wellness policy, which included weekly nutrition classes for grades K- 3, implementing a family-style meal program, and influencing the school to bring in a healthy school lunch vendor. Bubble created a rooftop garden at the school and partnered with a local community garden to plant vegetables that were then harvested and used in school meals. We also provided Haven’s first physical education classes for students in grades K-3.
Since that first successful program at Haven, Bubble’s reach has grown exponentially, filling the gap for schools in Red Hook, the Bronx, and Harlem. To date, Bubble has provided multisession programming to over 3,800 students in underserved communities in NYC with our EATS, MOVES, and GROWS programming.