GOODIE GIRL COOKIES Announces Partnership with Art Start, Investing in the Belief that Art Saves Lives

Ridgefield, NJ, October 2, 2017— Gluten free cookie brand GOODIE GIRL COOKIES®, today shared news of a commitment to support the efforts of non-profit Art Start, an organization using the creative arts to transform young, at risk lives. GOODIE GIRL COOKIES will support weekly music as therapy and visual art programming at family shelters in New York, providing plenty of cookies for snack time as well.

Founded by mompreneur and Tribeca resident Shira Berk, GOODIE GIRL COOKIES is a homegrown brand that got its start in a community bakery in NYC and is now headquartered in Ridgefield, NJ. GOODIE GIRL COOKIES believes in the transformative power of art as creative expression and the simple joy derived from the goodness of a sweet snack.

“As a kid, I was always bursting with creativity, whether in the kitchen, on stage, singing or painting. Grateful for the ways I could to explore my own artistry, I am passionate about connecting children with opportunities for imaginative exploration and expression,” said Berk. “At Goodie Girl, we truly believe art can change lives and are proud to have the opportunity to support such a great movement.”

Art Start nurtures the voices, hearts and minds of New York City’s underserved youth through consistent creative workshops inside homeless shelters, alternative to incarceration programs, and partnering youth agencies.

Art Start kids live in city shelters, on the streets, are involved in court cases, or surviving with parents in crisis. Through Art Start’s daily creative arts workshops taking place inside some of the city’s loneliest places, at-risk youth collaborate with local teaching artists and educators who donate their time and guidance to nurture the youth’s creativity and talents.

Learn more about GOODIE GIRL COOKIES community engagement initiatives at http://www.goodiegirlcookies.com/portfolio-item/art-start/.

About Goodie Girl
Goodie Girl is a baking company based in Ridgefield, NJ that specializes in crafting naturally gluten-free cookies in flavors that put an exciting twist on classic varieties. We focus on foods and products that we love – and where we have something fresh to add. Today, Goodie Girl can provide everyone with perfect cookies for an on-the-go lifestyle. We demonstrate the inspiring energy of a female-led business, where a simple passion for yummy gluten-free cookies made with simple, delicious ingredients can create an overnight sensation. Goodie Girl recently partnered with Toufayan Bakeries, a well- known brand in the gluten-free market and one of the largest privately owned commercial bakeries in the United States. Made with “just the right amount of wrong,” GOODIE GIRL COOKIES are the indulgence worth having! Find Goodie Girl at www.goodiegirl.com.

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