Adopt-A-Girl is a wonderful program that ensures we are able to offer girls equal opportunities while coming to Girls Incorporated, regardless of their ability to pay. Many of our members do not have money to pay the annual dues, go on field trips, or pay the summer camp registration fee. Through Adopt-A-Girl these girls not only join Girls Inc., but also participate in all activities. This fundraiser is done twice a year, in the Spring and Christmas. You can make a donation In Honor of and/or In Memory of someone special. Memorial acknowledgment cards will be sent to them. The donations can be $25 each or $15 each for 3 or more cards.
Annual Fund is our annual fundraiser done in the Spring. This fund enables us to provide girls a safe environment where they learn to respect one another and learn values such as honesty and hard work. In addition, through ongoing programs and encouragement from staff, girls develop life skills, confidence and an appreciation for education. Our programs in prevention empower girls to make good choices and programs in theater and art, encourage creativity and self-expression. These programs and others including team sports, science and math exploration, and leadership training help girls grow up to be healthy, caring and responsible women. You can make a donation In Memory of or In Honor of someone special.
Go Green for Girls Inc
To help support our girls in building a positive future, a new fundraiser is being developed to raise the necessary funds to support Girls Inc. "Go Green for Girls Inc" will be a new and exciting annual event for our community. This daytime "Lawn Party," consisting of both croquet and bocce ball tournaments, will be held May 8, 2010 at Memorial Stadium. Teams and participants will have the option to compete for championship titles in a double elimination tournament. No experience is necessary, and we encourage everyone to participate in the lawn games. Lunch will be provided for all participants and for the spectators cheering from the sidelines. This promises to be a fun-filled day with family and friends. In addition to the games, there will be a preview party on Friday evening, Mar 7, 2010. Sponsors and patrons will have an opportunity to learn more about the games, participate in a preliminary competition and dine under the stars. http://www.gogreenforgirlsinc.com
- • 70% of the girls participating in Girls Inc. Programs live in poverty
- • 50% of the girls participating in Girls Inc. programs live in single-parent homes
- • Teen pregnancy rate as of 2007 - 38% for Georgia and 51.8% for Muscogee County
Girls Inc. programs are specifically designed to combat these community problems.