You know how you can “adopt” a zoo animal or buy a cow through certain humanitarian organizations in the name of alternative holiday gifts? How about donating $25 or $50 to help a girl in the US learn to use the tools that can open up a future in engineering, coding or inventing? DIY Girls is currently running an IndieGogo campaign to build their programs.
Typically partnering with schools and other community programs, their overhead is low* and the nonprofit DIY Girls tends to serve Latina girls, a population more underrepresented in STEM than girls, overall. They’re also building a community of DIY women through meet-ups, which is cool because as I watch this video, I feel like I want to join a DIY Girls club. Alas, they are in LA. For now.
If your daughter is lucky enough to have opportunities like this already, considering giving a donation in her honor for the holidays. At the $50 level and above, you’ll get a t-shirt suitable for gifting, too.
*according to campaign materials
I have no ties to this group. It just looks like a cool program.
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