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Building Strong, Smart & Bold Communities – One Girl at a Time
THE IMPACT OF COVID-19
We must ensure that the COVID-19 crisis does not intensify learning loss, socioemotional distress, hunger and trauma. Since July 1, 2020, Girls Inc. pivoted from an after-school program to a remote learning center for 40-60 girls daily. Despite lost revenue and additional operational costs, Girls Inc. also provides breakfast and lunch, and after-school activities in a safe and supportive environment. Thanks to the support of the Greater Lowell Community Foundation, National Grid, The United Way, The Cummings Foundation and individual donors, Girls Inc. continues to adapt programming and supports during COVID-19.
Did you know?
1 in 6 girls will not finish school on time 94% OF GIRLS INC. TEENS ARE ON TRACK TO GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL.
77% OF GIRLS INC. GIRLS ARE HAPPY WITH THEIR BODIES, compared to 48% of girls nationally.
63% of high school girls have ever used alcohol. 17% OF GIRLS INC. HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS HAVE EVER USED ALCOHOL.
90% OF GIRLS INC. GIRLS are hopeful about their futures.
YOU can help!
Gifts come in all shapes and sizes. Many ways of giving will help you meet your philanthropic goals while also supporting the academic, socioemotional and recreational needs of the girls we serve. Your gift may be attending special events, supporting our annual Friends drive, providing in-kind donations of class supplies, or making a bequest gift. We invite you to review some of the established funds and gift opportunities and call or email us if you need more information. We would be happy to discuss specific areas of most need and various ways in which your gift will most impact sustaining our programs.
Donations benefit our girls in several ways:
- $100 will supply snacks and beverages for our K-3 cohort for the entire week
- $200 provides hand sanitizer and protective masks for our members and staff for a week
- $250 stocks the Art Center with supplies for a month
- $500 provides literacy supplies to spark creativity and book club materials to foster imagination, for an entire semester
- $1,000 affords a teen to attend the 10-week Job Readiness Summer Program
- $2,500 covers the cost of increased bandwidth for three months, ensuring all our members have an uninterrupted Internet connection while attending remote classes
- $5,000 pays heating and/or air conditioning costs for six months
- $10,000 ensures the Girls Inc. Center is open for educational services for an entire week.Donations provide essential funding, enabling GIRLS INCORPORATED to enhance programming throughout the year that will reach more girls who are not subsidized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
We accept one-time and recurring donations through our website payable via credit card or PayPal.
Donate by Mail
Prefer to mail us your gift? Please make your check payable to:
Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell
220 Worthen Street, Lowell MA 01852
ATTN: Executive Director Ashley Filipp
Please include this donation form with your check.
Donations to Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Tax ID# 04-2104401