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STUK Designs: Be a Go-Giver!

ART SAVES LIVES & SELF LOVE HEALS: A Nonprofit community providing art and Self Love programs to underserved girls of color.

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Campaign Ends on October 31, 2021

Project Description

 

ART SAVES LIVES &

SELF LOVE HEALS!

 

STUK Designs is a community of women who promote self love and creativity to underserved girls of color globally, through arts-driven programming and a clothing brand. 

 

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HELP US SPREAD THE WORD & RAISE FUNDS FOR MORE GIRLS OF COLOR TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE ARTS BY COLORING! 

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

 

Art Saves Lives

 

WHO ARE WE?

We are advocating women who currently provide programs in Ghana and the U.S.! STUK uplifts and educates through our shop, a blog, two programs, STUK Academy (art classes) and events. STUK art merchandise proceeds go towards two programs. STUK’s philosophy is “Self Love First”, we believe that in teaching young girls self love, they will carry that Love through their adolescence and into their careers.

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WHAT WE OFFER:

 

WHAT ARE OUR FOUR CAMPAIGN GOALS?

1. STUK Designs would not existence without the collective support of our community! You are magic! The consistent revenue we've generated thus far has kept us in operation since 2017 in our studio in Inglewood,  but due to covid we had to move out in 2020. We now wish to open a larger space in Inglewood, CA.  Help us keep our lights on, keep running, and create a safe space for the girls who need it most! #blacklivesmatter

 

2. We want to scale our impact and expand our two programs so that we can help more girls. It is predicted that over 20 million girls will be out of school post pandemic and we want to keep girls in school and ensure that they are getting art education, tools, supplies and opportunities. In order for girls to stay FLY we first have to make sure their basic needs are met.! We do this through our F.L.Y. Girls grant program.

 

3. We will expand in all areas. We will create a more sustainable merch production team. We will globally distribute our art kits in rural areas. We will up the quality of our podcast, online courses, and digital downloads. We want the highest quality digital academy as possible so that we can connect with and bring together girls around the globe.

 

4. We mass manufacture our custom art kits on a global level so girls with or without wifi can participate in our self love art lessons. We will also be able to distribute more of our custom clothing to girls and women in need.

WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING?

 

THE PROBLEM:

To get art education to our girls we first MUST be able to keep them in school! 

Since the pandemic began we have worked hard to raise funds so that girls of color can still have art education and art resources. There is little to no representation of girls and women within the art world, even fewer women of color, and almost NO black women. 

 

 

HELP US CHANGE THE WORLD AND SHAKE THE SYSTEM

BY GETTING MORE GIRLS OF COLOR ACCESS TO THE ARTS!

#ARTSAVESLIVES #SELFLOVEHEALS

 

 

THE SOLUTION:

We are the pioneers of 'Self Love Art Education'. Evidence-based research correlates confidence with artistic expression, but has yet to explore the correlation between artistic expression and Self Love. We have found little to no content, research and studies done on Self Love Art Education, so this is a struggle but also an opportunity.

 

THIS IS A HUMANITARIAN ISSUE:

 

ART SAVES LIVES &

SELF LOVE HEALS!

 

We view this as a HUMANITARIAN ISSUE and our solution is our two programs that directly combat  these challenges and alleviates anxiety and depression. By combining art and self-love, and by doing so we can improve the mental health of girls suffering from trauma so that they can develop a positive self image and reach the highest expression of their being. And we know it works, because we’ve seen the impact in our own lives and in the lives of girls we work with.

 

WHAT STUK HAS DONE PRE FUNDING?

FULLY BUILT OUT PROGRAMMING:

STUK Programs

 

1. The Little Heartists Program teaches underserved kids Self Love, through art. This program helps children affected by anxiety, stress, trauma, social media addiction, or depression find new ways to share their feelings and experiences by incorporating meditation and intention setting into each lesson. This program provides kids with the tools they need to love themselves authentically. This program provides kids with custom art kits that pair with digital online lessons or printable PDF lessons for kids with no wifi access.

2. The F.L.Y. Girl Initiative is our grant program for girls ages 5 to 23. It is specifically designed to fight the international girls education crisis one girl at a time on a global level. Our education partners; teachers, community leaders, youth center owners etc. alert us to girls who are in need of support. We are supporting #STUKGIRLS from Kumasi, Ghana to the U.S. They now need our help more than ever!

 

THE PRODUCT: HOW IT SOLVES THE PROBLEM

 

We produce and art collection, merch collection and art self love kits. All of our merchandise is embedded with self love affirmations and positivity. With more funding we will professionally manufacture our current Little Heartist Art Kits so that we can mass produce and disperse them to girls in deeply undeserved rural communities, who may not even have wifi access. We will also give away our artwork and clothing merchandise to girls who need it most! 

 

TEAM STORY

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We call ourselves the dream team, because we have to be vivid dreamers to have made it this far. We dream, believe and execute. We are a team who leads with love and exemplifies STUK's values of: creativity, Love & positivity, empowerment and community. We are a global team that leads with Love. We are strong, talented, united and knowledgeable. 

 

LET'S CHANGE THE WORLD, TOGETHER!!! 

 

Let’s be honest: we shouldn’t have to convince ANYONE that arts education is impactful and important. However, funding for arts education is a constant battle - especially after COVID-19. Which doesn’t make much sense when now more than ever, kids need access to the arts in order to cope with difficult emotions and lack of creativity!

 

It’s our mission to promote this sense of creativity to underserved girls of color through arts-driven programming. With your help, we can enrich the lives of girls that will define our society for generations to come!

 

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CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

HELP US SPREAD THE WORD & RAISE FUNDS

FOR MORE GIRLS OF COLOR TO HAVE ACCESS

TO THE ARTS BY COLORING! 

DOWNLOAD, PRINT, COLOR, TAKE A PHOTO WITH YOUR ART

AND TAG @STUKDESIGNS!

CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

 

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WE LOVE YOU! THANK YOU!

 

You can find other ways to give (via Venmo or Paypal) or and become a monthly donor at: stukdesigns.org/give or our instagram: @STUKDESIGNS

 

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • We ship upon campaign completion date 
  • For any questions please email us at yasqueen@stukdesigns.org
  • Follow us on Instagram: @stukdesigns

 

 

Keianna
10/07/2021
Good Connections!
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Pooya Pourak
09/22/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10
Maximus Seneca
09/21/2021
Virtual Posi Vibes!
$25
Adesuwa
09/20/2021
Monetary Contribution
$15
Lindsay Rapp
09/06/2021
STUK on You Two
$160
Kayla Lewis
09/02/2021
Virtual Posi Vibes!
$25
Auntie Vicki
09/02/2021
Good Connections!
$55
Adrienne
08/27/2021
Monetary Contribution
$25
Bianca Gervacio
08/22/2021
Virtual Posi Vibes!
$25
Amanda Bowen
08/21/2021
Monetary Contribution
$10
Monetary Contribution
Donate whatever amount you like!
Every dollar counts!

No Reward: A "just because I care" Love donation! Our #stukgirls are grateful for any amount you give!

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25.00 USD
Virtual Posi Vibes!

We are vitally sending you Good Vibes Only! We are deeply thankful and grateful for your STUK campaign support. You are so Loved.

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55.00 USD
Good Connections!
  • A personal donor "thank you" shoutout on the @STUKDESIGNS Instagram stories
  • Access to the STUKGIRL Playlist on Spotify
  • STUK Social Society Membership on the App Clubhouse
  • STUK Social Society Membership on Facebook
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111.00 USD
STUK To You

Custom STUK Sticker Pack 

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150.00 USD
STUK on You Two

Another sticker pack! "Speak it into Existence" & "Work on you for you".

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200.00 USD
STUK In Your Bag

#STUKGIRL Penny Tote Bag

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250.00 USD
#STUKGIRL PENNY Pullover Hoodie

#STUKGIRL Penny illustration hoodie sweatshirt 

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300.00 USD
STUK on Chill

A #STUKGIRL Penny Chiller for your wine (wine not included - unfortunately)

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333.00 USD
Wax Melts by Pacheque's Corner

Wax melts are small, scented pieces of wax designed to be gently heated to release their fragrance. They're like candles but without the wick, meaning that they require a wax warmer to melt and diffuse the fragrance.  Pacheque's Corner's wax melts smell like heaven! 

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The Glow Up

1:1 Career or Relationship reading by STUK Community Member: Destiny of Reflection of Des - An intuitive tarot reader based in South Carolina. Her goal is to give you the guidance you need to transform into the highest version of yourself!

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500.00 USD
STUK on Affirmation Cards

Custom #STUKGIRL Illustration Affirmation Card Deck

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STUK on Oakland

A 6 Month Membership Pass to work at our partner co-working, conference, gallery and event space in Oakland, CA called: OAKSTOP

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700.00 USD
The Level Up

Stacy Trujeque is a STUK Partner. She is also an Author and Beauty/Self Worth coach at EXALT HER Media and a Licensed Aesthetician/Owner of Adarae Beauty & Skin Care. Stacy is excited to share her book EXALT HER: 12 Ways to Unleash Your Unstoppable Beauty! Stay is guiding women to rise beyond what she thinks is possible - align with her divine gifts, attune to her feminine & MAGNETIZE her deepest desires.

  • Copy of her Book
  • Reclaim Your Power (Hour)- 1 Hour Call
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1,111.00 USD
STUK on Brunch

Free Brunch ticket + pre brunch goodie bag

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2,222.00 USD
Your Own Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Art

A Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Illustration of yourself or someone you Love!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution
Donate whatever amount you like!
Every dollar counts!

No Reward: A "just because I care" Love donation! Our #stukgirls are grateful for any amount you give!

1090 Left
21 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Virtual Posi Vibes!

We are vitally sending you Good Vibes Only! We are deeply thankful and grateful for your STUK campaign support. You are so Loved.

984 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
55.00 USD
Good Connections!
  • A personal donor "thank you" shoutout on the @STUKDESIGNS Instagram stories
  • Access to the STUKGIRL Playlist on Spotify
  • STUK Social Society Membership on the App Clubhouse
  • STUK Social Society Membership on Facebook
1097 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
111.00 USD
STUK To You

Custom STUK Sticker Pack 

1105 Left
6 Supporters
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150.00 USD
STUK on You Two

Another sticker pack! "Speak it into Existence" & "Work on you for you".

15 Left
5 Supporters
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200.00 USD
STUK In Your Bag

#STUKGIRL Penny Tote Bag

110 Left
1 Supporter
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250.00 USD
#STUKGIRL PENNY Pullover Hoodie

#STUKGIRL Penny illustration hoodie sweatshirt 

29 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
300.00 USD
STUK on Chill

A #STUKGIRL Penny Chiller for your wine (wine not included - unfortunately)

50 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
333.00 USD
Wax Melts by Pacheque's Corner

Wax melts are small, scented pieces of wax designed to be gently heated to release their fragrance. They're like candles but without the wick, meaning that they require a wax warmer to melt and diffuse the fragrance.  Pacheque's Corner's wax melts smell like heaven! 

20 Left
0 Supporters
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450.00 USD
The Glow Up

1:1 Career or Relationship reading by STUK Community Member: Destiny of Reflection of Des - An intuitive tarot reader based in South Carolina. Her goal is to give you the guidance you need to transform into the highest version of yourself!

2 Left
0 Supporters
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500.00 USD
STUK on Affirmation Cards

Custom #STUKGIRL Illustration Affirmation Card Deck

33 Left
0 Supporters
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600.00 USD
STUK on Oakland

A 6 Month Membership Pass to work at our partner co-working, conference, gallery and event space in Oakland, CA called: OAKSTOP

2 Left
0 Supporters
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700.00 USD
The Level Up

Stacy Trujeque is a STUK Partner. She is also an Author and Beauty/Self Worth coach at EXALT HER Media and a Licensed Aesthetician/Owner of Adarae Beauty & Skin Care. Stacy is excited to share her book EXALT HER: 12 Ways to Unleash Your Unstoppable Beauty! Stay is guiding women to rise beyond what she thinks is possible - align with her divine gifts, attune to her feminine & MAGNETIZE her deepest desires.

  • Copy of her Book
  • Reclaim Your Power (Hour)- 1 Hour Call
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0 Supporters
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1,111.00 USD
STUK on Brunch

Free Brunch ticket + pre brunch goodie bag

33 Left
0 Supporters
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2,222.00 USD
Your Own Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Art

A Custom #STUKGIRL Logo Illustration of yourself or someone you Love!

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0 Supporters
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