UPDATE: We raised $584 for the Science Club for Girls! Thank you to everyone who shopped on Wednedays. Did you miss out? Donate directly!
Science Club for Girls was founded in 1994 as a grassroots organization by Beth O’Sullivan and Mary McGowan, two parents in Cambridge, Massachusetts who were concerned with issues of gender equity in math, science, and technology. Their mission is to “foster excitement, confidence, and literacy in STEM for girls, particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”
Currently offering spring programs to Cambridge residents, we encourage you to check out their programming and if you are looking for volunteer opportunities, consider volunteering to be a mentor. Mentorship is a key contributor to a young person's success. Looking for inspiration? Check out SCFG's "Letters to My Young Self" featuring words of wisdom from women of diverse backgrounds. Advice they wish they had received, achievements they had no idea they would unlock, and reassurances that not only would it be OK...it will be AMAZING. (Also, the photos of the younger versions of these women side by side with their current self is just absolute perfection.)
*In January 2017 we launched our We Care Wednesday initiative. By donating 5% of our sales each Wednesday, we were able to raise $9,000 for Greater Boston non-profits in 2017. In 2018 we raised $11,000 for Greater Boston non-profits. This kind of targeted weekly giving is just another way we can focus our community-based business on doing good in all the ways we can. We are proud to continue this initiative in 2019.*