Dear Friends and Neighbors,
Monday marked the beginning of Women’s History Month, and next Monday – International Women’s Day – we’ll be officially kicking off one of our most important fundraisers yet in support of Girls Inc. of Greater Madison.
As you may already know, I’ve spent more than a decade of my career working in the nonprofit realm, and the bulk of that time was spent in various positions with the Girl Scouts. I’ve seen first-hand how important it is to empower and inspire girls, starting when they’re young and sticking with it through their high school years. How vital it is to help them understand that they have a unique voice, and to give them the tools they need to make that voice heard.
That’s what Girls Inc. of Greater Madison is doing every day, but we have to be honest with you: it hasn’t been easy during this pandemic. This vital program that lifts girls up and inspires them to be Strong, Smart and Bold, relies on meeting girls where they are – in school. With schools closed due to COVID-19, that’s obviously been a lot harder.
We’ve come up with a plan. We want to fill 500 Care Kits with art supplies, bath and body products, books and more, and distribute them to girls throughout the greater Madison area to let them know Girls Inc. is still here, we care about them and we can’t wait to see them in person again.
$50 will get a care kit in the hands of one girl. It’s a small thing that can have a massive impact on the life of that girl – a girl like Corrina, in the article below, who’s been coming to GCC to attend Girls Inc. throughout the pandemic because the program is so important to her.
Step up for girls in Madison – and beyond – and show them you’re in their corner.
Letesha Nelson, CEO / Executive Director
November 30, 2023
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When GCC is a student’s ‘third place’ — offering a deep sense of belonging — they create a more secure future for themselves.