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Lower East Side Girl's Club Madrina program. Fundraiser for Cristine's college fund.

 Hi all!!

I am down to the final wire with fundraising for Cristine's college fund and still have $500 left to raise! Thank you so much to everyone for your outpouring of love, support, money, time, and effort in the past months. 

If you are unfamiliar with the cause that I am raising money for, it is for my mentee, Cristine, and her college fund via the Lower East Side Girls Club madrina program. 

The program has paired up seventeen amazing girls who will turn either 15 or 16 years old by next May with a madrina/godmother who is responsible for raising $1,500 to go towards each girl's college fund. This will all culminate in a big quinceanera/sweet 16 party on May 22.   

I have been paired up with Cristine and she is absolutely fantastic. She is 15 years old, and probably one of the coolest people I have ever met. She attends a performing arts school in Queens where her chosen focus is dance, however, she is involved in such a myriad of things that it makes my head spin. I truly feel like a bit of a slacker around her. She is inspiring, motivated and full of light. To that end, she has aspirations to either study dance or design while in college, but also loves acting, writing and making art. She is curious about everything that crosses her path, and driven to no end.           

I feel very fortunate to have such strong, beautiful and amazing friends and family like you guys in my who inspire me every day! I would love to extend the net out to all of you and let Christine know that she has a whole community behind her! I believe that it does take a village.   

In addition to this Madrina  program, the Lower East Side Girls Club is a fantastic organization, that I am very passionate about. Their programs and events are creative, ground-breaking, and most importantly, put the city's most valuable resources in each girls' grasp. Girls are taught about photography, introduced to art, schooled in gardening, and the business behind running their own cafe. It's hoped that these programs instill them with the confidence and support to take on whatever they want. So.. yes! Lots and lots of girl power!! But it's definitely not girls only.     

So, that's the deal, thank you so much for checking this out, and I hope you can help out!   

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