International Women's Day
International Women's Day Fundraiser to Celebrate Girls Inc.
We’re celebrating International Women’s Day by kicking off what may be our most important fundraiser yet.
Photo by ilana natasha photography.
If you could grant a wish for girls across the Madison area, what would it be? That they feel more inspired to lead? That they feel confident in their own skin? That they understand just how strong, smart and bold they truly are? (Read our wishes for Madison-area girls.)
This time of year, we would normally be planning our International Women’s Day event in celebration of all the wonderful work the participants of Girls Inc. of Greater Madison have done throughout the year. We wish we could gather once again this year. Obviously, that’s not possible, but it doesn’t mean we no longer need to support these young women. The exact opposite, actually.
The pandemic has brought with it innumerable challenges for everyone across the globe, and Girls Inc. has not been immune. A program that relies on our schools to serve our girls has been all but sidelined with MMSD doing virtual learning. With the year we’ve had, it’s been extra hard to know some of our girls have had to face these challenges alone. We wish we could be there for all of them.
That sounds bleak, but there is hope. Our facilitators across the city have shown an incredible level of determination as they work to reach Girls Inc. girls in whole new ways. From MSCR’s virtual Girls Inc. hub to small in-person Girls Inc. groups being held at GCC and the Lussier Community Education Center, Girls Inc. of Greater Madison may not be reaching as many girls as we would in years past, but we’re still out there working to inspire girls to be Strong, Smart and Bold. (Read more about how Girls Inc. of Greater Madison is reaching girls during the pandemic.)
This year, we’ve set a lofty goal for ourselves: raise $50,000 to ensure Girls Inc. programming is supported for the rest of 2021. We also decided we need a tangible way to let our girls who can’t attend Girls Inc. programming know we’re still here, we still care, and we can’t wait to welcome them back to Girls Inc. We need to put together 500 Care Kits, filled with some of the things our girls have let us know they would love to receive.
That’s a big goal. It’ll be tough to pull off. And that’s where you come in.
Together, we can ensure Girls Inc. continues on through 2021 and beyond.
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