After a long summer of fundraising and advocacy, we wanted to give an update on the work we have done and the progress you have helped us accomplish!
To start off the summer, our founder, Jenny Foster, spoke to the Grapevine High School Young Feminist group about gender related issues and what we should do in our every day lives to combat these problems. The GHS Young Feminist group is an amazing young group of men and women who have given back through Battered and Beautiful frequently over the past couple months.
After our Pluckers Fundraising Night in May, we hosted our first "Let's Talk" event at RE: defined coffee house in Grapevine. At this event, we were able to meet and talk with young activists in the local community about the issues they care about. We look forward to hosting more of these discussion events!
Pictured here is Gavin Rubin- physics and teaching extraordinaire! Back in June, Jenny and Gavin had the opportunity to teach the kids at Gatehouse about how energy works. With the help of balloons, playing cards and candy for motivation, they were able to lead a fun lesson and encourage students to explore the world around them.
Following another fundraiser at Kung Fu Saloon in Dallas, we hosted our first (and definitely not our last) bake sale at the Texas General Store in Grapevine. Several Grapevine High School alumni came out to volunteer and attract attention to our booth. A huge thank you to all who donated and volunteered as well as the Texas General Store for hosting us!
We have had an amazing time fundraising and volunteering in the area. Look out for more announcements over the upcoming months to get involved as we continue to advocate for battered women and their families.
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