EILEEN FISHER Benefit Event

The Sylvia Center to Partner with EILEEN FISHER for Spring Event in New York City

Proceeds to benefit TSC’s Young Women’s Culinary Internship

We are delighted to announce that The Sylvia Center will be partnering with EILEEN FISHER for their Spring Event on March 21st, 2015. All nine EILEEN FISHER stores in the NYC metro area will donate 10% of the event day’s proceeds to The Sylvia Center’s Young Women’s Culinary Internship (YWCI). Their support will enable us to work closely with young women who have the potential to become advocates for healthy eating in their own communities. We have been wanting to establish a program like this for a long time and are just thrilled that our idea resonated so strongly with EILEEN FISHER.

The mission of the Young Women’s Culinary Internship is to inspire young women in the Bronx to establish independent healthy eating habits—and to become leaders, advocates and teachers in their communities. The program, which launches this fall, will provide employment and leadership development for outstanding young women who aspire to careers in food, health and social justice. The funding from this partnership with EILEEN FISHER will help to provide stipends to employ young women as Chef Assistants in TSC’s Cooks for Health cooking classes, as well as mentoring and enrichment activities.

Through their work as teaching assistants and interns, the selected YWCI Interns will be directly benefiting the health of youth in their communities. TSC’s Cooks for Health program offers six-week series cooking classes in New York City Housing Authority community centers. In class, students learn basic cooking skills and the principles of healthy eating through hands-on experiences with fresh, whole foods. Classroom lessons range from Safety & Knife Skills and Meal Planning on a Budget to Nutritious Comfort Foods and Multi-Use Meals. Each class culminates with students and instructors sitting together to enjoy the meal they have created. In 2014, over 1,000 participants completed TSC programs in New York City, and in 2015, the program will reach over 1,500 participants.

On March 21st, shop at the following EILEEN FISHER stores to support The Sylvia Center:

  • Midtown, 521 Madison Ave, NYC, NY 10022
  • Upper East Side, 1039 Madison Ave, NYC, NY 10075
  • Upper West Side, 341 Columbus Ave, NYC, NY 10024
  • Columbus Circle, 10 Columbus Circle, Suite #205, NYC, NY 10019
  • 5th Ave, 166 5th Ave, NYC, NY 10010
  • SoHo, 395 West Broadway, NYC, NY 10012
  • 9th Street, 314 East 9th Street, NYC, NY 10003
  • The Westchester Mall, 125 Westchester Ave., Suite 2890, White Plains, NY 10601
  • Lab Store, 1 Bridge Street, Irvington, NY 10533

Online shoppers nationwide can also support The Sylvia Center — go to eileenfisher.com on March 21st and choose The Sylvia Center as your designated beneficiary upon checkout.

About EILEEN FISHER

With over 60 stores throughout the country, EILEEN FISHER creates effortlessly chic clothes that offer women sophistication, comfort, and style that lasts. For 30 years the brand has been committed as a socially conscious company that empowers women and girls, and serves as a pioneer in eco-friendly fashion. For more information, please visit eileenfisher.com.