Help launch BOOST Black Girl Love, a monthly club providing books, projects, toys and interactive activities to Black girls in need of support (ages 7 to 10). Your donations will empower Black girls living across Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington D.C.
What is BOOST?
We provide creativity, community and empowerment to counter racism, poverty, addiction and other adversity. Our goal is to make a meaningful difference in Black girls’ lives – for themselves and for the key they hold to our better future. BOOST is a program boosting Black girl love in every way: Our love for them and their love for themselves, for each other and the world.
How Does BOOST Work?
MONTHLY GIFT PACKAGE. The pilot project empowers 4 Black girls living across Wilmington, Baltimore and Washington D.C. by sending them a monthly gift package, rotating through (1) an inspiring book, (2) a creative project or (3) a fun toy. At the end of one year, the group will graduate and help launch another circle of girls.
MONTHLY ACTIVITY. The girls will receive a monthly fun or introspective activity to inspire their creativity, self-understanding, compassion and confidence.
LETTER WRITING & ZOOM. The girls will write letters to each other (like pen pals) and receive letters from our community of Boosters (see below). They will share artwork, stories and insights learned. Founders Lisa and Michelle will also have a group Zoom call at the end of every month, face-to-face, heart-to-heart. Privacy for all is maintained by using first names only and channeling all communications through BOOST staff.
Become a Booster! JOIN US HERE
A Booster is like a sponsor, only our model is community-based, not one-to-one. For example, a letter or story from a Booster will be shared with all the girls. Through the sharing of letters, artwork and stories, Boosters and Black girls will enlighten one another in heartfelt ways that transform the girls’ lives and our world, too. Privacy for all is maintained by using first names only and channeling all communications through BOOST staff.
Supporting Black Businesses and Artists
BOOST will do its best to source and buy items that are: (1) Black-character rich and (2) sold by Black-owned businesses and Black artists. As part of the welcome package, each girl will get a beautiful journal from Black-owned The Trini Gee.
Our Story – How BOOST Was Born
Lisa and Michelle were Facebook friends, but had never met. One day, Lisa made a heartfelt Facebook post sharing her grief over the hardship facing so many, especially Black and Brown people. In response, Michelle made a simple offer to help. Michelle had no idea Lisa was a social worker helping children. Lisa had no idea Michelle was a project creator. They both took a chance. And together, BOOST was born.
About the Founders
Lisa Savage is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and founder of the Center for Child Development and the Delaware Center for Counseling & Wellness. Michelle Belfie is a social entrepreneur and founder of movingStories, a company bringing people together and inspiring citizen action.
We would love to hear from you! Use our Contact Form to send us your ideas, feedback and love. Select topic “BOOST Black Girl Love” and share with us.
Or write to us at this address:
BOOST Black Girl Love
19 Olney Sandy Spring Rd.
Ashton MD 20861
Visit Our Webpage: BOOST
About Your Donations
Thank you so much for your generous contributions! At this time, your monetary donations are not yet tax-deductible for this pilot project.
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