Plan International USA's Fundraiser:

Because I am a Girl!

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A global initiative for Plan International, Because I am a Girl is a multi-faceted program that will directly improve the lives of 4 million girls in the developing world by 2015. Based on decades of experience and in-depth research, we know that changing the lives of girls changes the world. Community driven projects will address the areas most critical to women and girls: clean water, food security, healthcare, education, microfinance, and protection from violence and exploitation.

So, What is the Problem?

Girls in developing countries face overwhelming odds from the moment they are born. Because she is a girl, she’s more likely to suffer from malnutrition, be forced into an early marriage, be subjected to violence, be sold into the sex trade, or become infected with HIV. Because she is a girl, she faces discrimination in her own home. Because she is a girl, she’ll have limited access to a doctor or even a primary education (if she’s able to go to school at all). But we’re here to change all that. Because being a girl should always be a positive, empowering experience.

What We're Doing

Through our sustainable development projects, we reach out to the most marginalized and vulnerable populations of girls around the world, rigorously measuring our impact every step of the way. However, its not just a girl thing. We actively and strategically engage men and boys to take an active role in all of our initiatives because real change can’t happen without the support of the entire community. 

The Long Term Impact

Experience and research consistently show that improving the lives of girls also lifts the condition of their families and their communities. Quite simply, investing in girls is the key to breaking the cycle of global poverty. Girls can change the world. But they can't do it without support.

Our Projects







To This Fundraiser


  • Purvi, Ravi & Nirav Parekh


  • Rajiv


  • Smita, Niranjan, Roma and Soham Desai


  • Rashmi, Hemant, Sonakshi, and Lakshay


  • JN & Leela Dahiya


  • Vijay Dahiya


  • Anita & Sachin Moghe


  • Farhad Patel


  • Sangi, Sacheen, Sonali, Shalin and Samir


  • Neil Dahiya


  • Anonymous


  • Ajit, Hema, Malini, Chaaya & Rayan Prasad


  • Roxana, Behram, Rhea and Zeenia Cooper


  • Simran, Yasmin, Sarmita, Ranjan Misra


  • pratima sampath saldanha


  • The Jyothis


  • Anita Dahiya


  • Anonymous


  • Arun, Sajina & Karthik


  • Bingu,Paroo, Rohan & Neha


  • Anonymous


  • Mama, Daddy, and Noam


  • Anonymous


  • Elise Yang


  • Bette & James


  • Reagan, Camryn and Vince


  • Jack Simon


  • Gideon and Yael Saar


  • Alani and Racoosin Family


  • Lois and Ken


  • Clara Linviille


  • Jason, Sheila and Davis Hayes


  • Eddie and Annie Chin


  • Vivian Jones (Oma)


  • Gale, Joe and Daniel Halpern


  • Kumkum & Tanmoy


  • Aunt Sarah


  • Art and Barbara Lustgarten


  • Rolf Pendall, Leda Black, and G. Rose P. Black


  • Jerrold, Gerda, Jules and Leah


  • The Braun Family


  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous


  • Miryam Ginsparg


  • Aunt Carol


  • Rajesh Parekh


  • M. Mills-Cooper


  • Noam Ginsparg


  • Keeley Higgins


  • Lauren Bieker


  • Janelle Bieker


  • Avinash Yewle


  • Emmy Higgins Pullman


  • Pamm Schroeder


  • The Alter Family


  • Jessie and Jonathan


  • Gregory Fine


  • Samuel and Leah


  • Rachael & Aaron


  • Debbie Jacobs


  • Bob Higgins


  • The Cole Family


  • The Zuckerman Family


  • The Fairman Finnegan Family


  • Morgan Drath


  • Allan and Jodie Jacobs


  • Harris Family


  • The Cooper Family


  • The Colwell Family


  • John McHale


  • Jess Chan


  • Gabriella De Gaetano


  • Aslan


  • Mo Shabani


  • Kathryn Cox


  • Paula


  • Sheridan Kates


  • Niralee


  • Mum


  • Eva Walsh


  • David


  • elizabeth laughlin


  • Julie Mischinski


  • Annie


  • Claire


  • Jillian Melchionna


  • Iain


  • Rosanna


  • . pamela . noelle .


  • Gillian


  • Becky Dator


  • Dana Kurumaji


  • Ethan Rush


  • Joe at Sulimay's


  • Mark at Sulimay's


  • Annabelle


  • Pamm Schroeder


  • Anonymous


  • Gwen Hill-Pollara


  • Danielle Tirserio



2% Raised of $1,000,000 Goal

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The Team: $16,635 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Miryam Ginsparg

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103% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Tri Team Plan

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36% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Lisa Hawthorne

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167% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jillian Getter

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40% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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Keeley Higgins

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Kristin Wolford

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8% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Elise Yang

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125% Raised of $100 Goal

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Danielle Tirserio

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2% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Danielle Tirserio

Danielle Tirserio

7 months ago

Gwen Hill-Pollara

Gwen Hill-Pollara

I remember Meera's beautiful and exotic face from high school. I remember her transformation from girl to woman and I remember thinking how brave I thought she was to live in this small town, the only Indian girl in our school. So beautiful. I'm sorry for her family's loss. I love that she supported girls' right to a better life. Wish I had gotten to know her better back then. 11 months ago



12 months ago

Pamm Schroeder

Pamm Schroeder

1 year ago



<3 1 year ago