By Amanda Moses
On August 15th, Sisters with Purpose (SWP) hosted a fundraiser in the lower level of the Brooklyn Sports Club (BSC), transforming the Aspen room into a cozy gathering covered with pink and purple decorations.
SWP is an organization that was created by women living in Spring Creek Towers (SCT), and is a non-judgmental and non-denominational ministry group that works to help people in the community. In order to make more of a diﬀerence, the organization hosted a fundraiser so that SCT residents can learn more about what SWP does. “our mixer was a huge success! The purpose of the event was to let the community know that we’re here serving with our community food pantry and youth programming,” said SWP President, Susie Williams.
On some weekends, SWP hosts a food pantry where they provide residents with access to free, fresh vegetables grown from the Spring Creek Recreational Fund’s (SCRF) Urban Garden Classroom (UGC) and other locations, as well as dry canned goods. In addition, SWP has also helped provide backpacks for back to school as well as a program called Pathways for young Leaders (a free dance initiative that oﬀer educational workshops to the youth in SCT). This program runs from September 2019 and culminates in may 2020 with a Cotillion Ball in the Brooklyn Sports Club.
Attendees at the fundraiser learned how they can be a part of SWP’s humanitarian eﬀorts and what programs their donations help. In addition, Assembly member, Tremaine Wright and Pastor Christina Walker were in attendance, presenting rousing speeches on the importance of volunteering and supporting the community you live in.
“The SWP event was to let attendees know we’re here to meet their needs, to promote economic development and growth,” Williams said.
If you are interested in learning more about Sisters with Purpose, contact Susie Williams at 646-460-4101 or visit their website at sisterswithpurpose.newt/pathways.
Photos by Amanda Moses