Peace and Love to All of our Mermaid Friends! The restrictions of the pandemic have not allowed Girl from The Grotto to deliver gift boxes to hospitals, and this has been very sad for us. We know that especially at this time, there are children who would benefit from our creative boxes with...
lots of fun things to do on these very long days. We have not stopped shopping, however, with hope that by Spring and Summer we will be able to resume our work and have some new items to share! Jill Walker, Founder and President has also used this time to pursue her songwriting. On December 7, 2020 Jill and co-writer Merritt David Janes, who also served as vocalist, released their single, Peace and Love Will Never Die, A song for John and Yoko. Pictured above at Strawberry Fields, NYC, Merritt was in the original cast of “School of Rock” on Broadway and starred as Dewey in the 1st National Tour. Jill, being a “forever fan” of John Lennon and a former Board member of Theatre Within, the non-profit behind The John Lennon Tribute in NYC, was thrilled that Merritt had time to collaborate and create a meaningful song for a new generation. A portion of the proceeds from iTunes, Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify will go to Girl from the Grotto and other arts related organizations Jill supports whose mission is to promote the message of Peace and Love.
The Girl from the Grotto gift box always includes items that speak to “Peace” and “Love” including t-shirts, journals, art projects, painted rocks and jewelry. Finding peace in the presence of illness is difficult but we know from working in the medical community that music and art have a positive impact. Jill aligns with John Lennon’s philosophy to Think Peace, Act Peace and Spread Peace and to witness the change it can bring to oneself and those around us. A future project will be “Mermaids in Manhattan,” an art installation that Jill has imagined for NYC. And who knows, we may bring it to your city next! Stay well, be safe and may peace and love be yours, to have and to grow forever. Xo Jill
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