While stumbling around the Bust Craftacular today I was fortunate enough to meet the wonderful people from the Lower Eastside Girls Club. The mission of the Girls Club is to “provide a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future.” For more information about the Club, their programs, and fundraising for the construction of a community space check out their website.
There are a number of ways you can support the Lower East Side Girls Club. You can apply to volunteer, join their CSA (Community Supported Agriculture, starting July 5th so hurry!), support their summer camp by sponsoring a camper or toasting their success at Cocktails for Camp!, join or donate to their marathon team, devour some sugary goodness at Sweet Things Bake Shop online or LES storefront, or buy some awesome swag online or at La Tiendita Fair Trade and Girl Made Gift Shop at the Essex Market.