Girls Think Tank, a San Diego-based nonprofit comprised of young attorneys, other professionals, and people living on the streets, will host its sixth annual gala, “Wild West Roundup For Rights,” on Saturday, April 18, from 7-10pm at the new downtown library located at 330 Park Boulevard. The mission of the gala is to raise funds for programs that advance basic human dignity in San Diego, including the Transitional Storage Center at 252 16 Street, where displaced citizens can leave their belongings while interviewing, working, attending school or enjoying mobility, as well as free legal referral clinics held at four different locations in San Diego, legal education community workshops for the displaced, annual survival supply distributions and other grassroots and policy initiatives.
“This years gala is guaranteed to be the best one we’ve held yet, with an exciting program and the official release of big Girls Think Tank news, while allowing us to highlight all we must still accomplish,” said Emily Crowley, president of Girls Think Tank. “Each year, people who meet us for the first time at this gala become motivated to proactively help our displaced neighbors. It’s inspiring.”
“We exist to serve the San Diego community, and members of that very community have stepped up to ensure that more and more of people’s basic needs are met, we hope to continue to grow and develop this community collaboration” said Crowley.
Money raised from past galas has helped Girls Think Tank build capacity, fund survival supplies for homeless veterans and others living on the streets (over 2,500 backpacks distributed, so far), and, most recently, helped Girls Think Tank’s downtown Transitional Storage Center expand to serve the greatest number in the community since opening. For more information, tickets or to make a donation, visit girlsthinktank.org.