East Orange, NJ – Summer may be coming to a close, but the fun isn’t over yet – neither is the mission. For Precious Little Ladies the mission is year-round, and there’s still time for some fun in the sun. On Saturday September 21st fun and games will be paired with unity and community as they raise awareness – literally and ﬁgurative – at the PLL Kite Flight. City council members, business owners and community leaders will come together with families from all over the tri-state to join the mission.
The goal is to raise awareness about prevention of child molestation, domestic violence, incestuous abuse and sexual assault, by bringing these issues to the forefront and addressing them in an environment where children, parents, men, women, survivors and advocates feel empowered to seek help, ask questions and share their stories – all while having fun.
The idea came to mind for founder and President, Aziza Kibibi, as she reﬂected on her childhood memories with her late brother, as the two of them learned to ﬂy their ﬁrst kite in Eastside Park Paterson NJ. The kite gave her a sense of liberation and – for her – represent breaking free of the sexual abuse, ‘which eventually resulted in 4 children for her father’, that plagued her childhood.
“The kite for me was always a reminder that better days were ahead,” says Kibibi. “I remember my little brother and I looking up at our red kite in the sky, and saying to each other ‘hey, that’ll be us someday’. The kite is a symbol of hope that whatever your situation – however bad it may seem or be, whatever trauma you’ve experienced – you can ﬂy, you can break free, you will. And we support you”.
Kibibi’s childhood experience, which was recently reenacted on Investigation Discovery’s “Evil Lives Here”, is the foundation of why she created PLL, and the fuel that drives its mission forward. Kibibi knows that while her story is tragic, it’s far too common.
The event will begin at 10am with registration. Welcome and introduction will take place immediately after, followed by the ﬁrst kite ﬂight. After which time attendees will join in with kites of their own, or complimentary kites which will be distributed at the time of registration.
The PPL ARK Flight is free to the public. Xhale Radio and Wind Wolves Traveling Kite Show is among the various event donors and sponsors. Along with PLL, The NJ Human Trafficking Task Force and Victims of Crime Compensation Oﬃce will be providing resources and information to attendees. This event is done in partnership with Mayor Ted Green, 3rd and 4th Ward City Council, Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs and Department of Health and Human Services.
PLL invites you all to enjoy good music, good food, and an all-around good time for a good cause. To reserve your free kite https://pllkiteflight2019.eventbrite.com.
Precious Little Ladies (PLL)
PLL is a 501(c)(3) non-proﬁt organization dedicated to raising awareness of child molestation and sexual assault of women and children. Through workshops, support groups, events and media, the organization works with families to strengthen the bond between mothers and daughters in eﬀort to prevent domestic abuse.
Company Name: Precious Little Ladies Inc.
Contact Person: Robin Raker
Email: Send Email
Address:PO Box 655
City: East Orange
State: NJ, 07019
Country: United States