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Because I am a Girl!

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Jillian Getter

THE STORY:

My name is Jillian Getter.  I am raising money for "Because I am a Girl" as part of G'Milut Chasadim (Acts of Loving Kindness). I am pledging to read one book a week for 18 weeks. Please consider supporting my efforts with a donation to this important cause.

About: Because I am a Girl

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

Education

Microfinance

Protection

Health

Empowerment

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To This Fundraiser

$721

MONEY RAISED
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  • Pamm Schroeder

     

  • The Alter Family

     

  • Jessie and Jonathan

     

  • Gregory Fine

     

  • Samuel and Leah

     

  • Rachael & Aaron

     

  • Debbie Jacobs

     

  • The Cole Family

     

  • The Zuckerman Family

     

  • The Fairman Finnegan Family

     

  • Morgan Drath

     

  • Allan and Jodie Jacobs

     

  • Harris Family

     

  • The Cooper Family

     

  • The Colwell Family

     

  • Pamm Schroeder

     

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40% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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The Team: $23,004 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Syreeta Jutla

Amount Raised

$5,990

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Miryam Ginsparg

Amount Raised

$1,545

 

103% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Tri Team Plan

Amount Raised

$905

 

36% Raised of $2,500 Goal

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Lisa Hawthorne

Amount Raised

$835

 

167% Raised of $500 Goal

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Jillian Getter

Amount Raised

$721

 

40% Raised of $1,800 Goal

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CBRE Research Women's Network

Amount Raised

$354

 

71% Raised of $500 Goal

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Keeley Higgins

Amount Raised

$250

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Kristin Wolford

Amount Raised

$160

 

8% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Pamm Schroeder

Pamm Schroeder

3 years ago

The Colwell Family

The Colwell Family

3 years ago

The Cooper Family

The Cooper Family

Way to go Jillian! 3 years ago

Harris Family

Harris Family

3 years ago

Allan and Jodie Jacobs

Allan and Jodie Jacobs

Great idea! Good charity. 3 years ago

Morgan Drath

Morgan Drath

3 years ago

The Fairman Finnegan Family

The Fairman Finnegan Family

3 years ago

The Zuckerman Family

The Zuckerman Family

3 years ago

The Cole Family

The Cole Family

3 years ago

Debbie Jacobs

Debbie Jacobs

3 years ago