A Cultural Arts & Community Engagement Project
Inspired by the children's book La Befana and the Star
Who is La Befana?
La Befana is a character from ancient Italian folklore. She has been delivering gifts to Italy’s children on the eve of the Epiphany for centuries. But in 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic, La Befana had an epiphany of her own and took to the streets of NYC to share her magic star cookies as well as a much needed message of unconditional love that speaks to the child in us all.
Founded by Dina Gregory a Harlem based contemplative creative, author, Tedx speaker, teacher, (and now puppeteer), La Befana's Cookie Ministry is a cultural arts and community engagement project that partners with social service organizations around NYC to provide cookies, connection, and much needed moments of comic relief to people who are in need of hope & healing.
Help La Befana touch hearts far and wide!
Your donation will not only help La Befana's Cookie Ministry touch hearts throughout NYC, but will provide us with the necessary funds to create a short film that shows the world that the "little good" done with a lot of love can make a big difference.