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LHWHS’ Steinbaum Gives Back to St. Louis through Collective Giving

The group of high school girl scouts pose for a group photo.

Ladue Horton Watkins High School sophomore Jessie Steinbaum, was among twenty-seven other high school girls honored on Sunday, April 26, 2015, at Nourish by Hollyberry in Warson Woods, for their collective efforts of supporting non-profit organizations.

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St. Louis, April 21, 2015– Girls Giving, a collective grantmaking group of high school girls, will award a $3000 grant to Caring For Kids at their first annual grant celebration on Sunday, April 26. The celebration will take place at Nourish, 10037 Manchester Road in Warson Woods. From 2-4 pm.

Girls Giving is a collective-giving organization and the youth initiative of the Spirit of St. Louis Women’s Fund. Combining individual donations of $100, young women are learning the power of collective and cooperative giving and the best practices in grant making.

Young women enrolled in grades 8 through 12 as of September 1 have participated in a curriculum teaching them about grants, financial review of a non profit, and skills needed for their site visits to four local nonprofits (Caring For Kids, Trailnet, The Little Bit Foundation and the Youth Learning Center) who submitted grant proposals to Girls Giving.

Each member of Girls Giving contributes an annual donation of $100. The group combines all donations and awards that sum in the form of a grant to a local nonprofit(s) selected by the group. Through this cooperative giving model, Girls Giving is able to give more as a group than each member could give individually. Together, Girls Giving makes a big difference.

This year the Girls Giving $3000 grant will fund a specific program of providing beds to kids in foster care, through Caring For Kids.

In addition to the grant to Caring For Kids, the group of 27 high school girls from 8 different high schools decided that they as a group could give of themselves to the non profits not selected for their monetary grant.  They look forward to the extra volunteer efforts they will be able to provide Trailnet, The Little Bit Foundation and the Youth Learning Center during the summer of 2015.