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Girls Empowerment Network's Fundraiser:

Give Her a Seat at the Table

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THE STORY:

Join us in helping girls find their power. For 20 years, Girls Empowerment Network (GEN) has been a trusted resource for young women in Texas; a place for them to get support and learn skills they so desperately need.

Unfortunately, the factors that chip away at girls’ self-esteem are reaching them at younger and younger ages and the work is far from done. Did you know that a study of girls ages 3-6 showed that nearly 50% of them were already worried about their weight? It’s also been found that three-fourths of girls with low self-esteem engage in harmful activities, such as disordered eating, bullying, smoking, or drinking.

Here at GEN we work to change that course. Thankfully, girls across Texas are learning the information and skills they need to be confident and successful in safe, girl-focused spaces in GEN’s programs. For 20 years now we have been helping girls find their power.

We recently caught up with one such girl, an 8th grader named Kasey, and her mom, Kelly. Kasey has been involved in multiple programs with GEN. Kasey explained how GEN has helped her find her power: “I have become more energetic, and my mom has noticed that I am happier. I have been able to talk about some of the things that are bringing me down.” Kelly agrees. She said that because of GEN, “I’ve seen Kasey grow in her confidence. She has become much more comfortable with herself.”

We also spoke with Katie, an elementary teacher who supports GEN programming in her school and also has enrolled her daughter, Iris. Katie sees the need for GEN’s programming as absolutely critical: “I have so many girls that I’ve taught and if somebody could’ve stepped in and given them that extra boost, it would’ve really altered the course of things. There’s such a great need out there. These are just lovely little people who have chaos all around them. It would be such a wonderful thing to provide more of these kind, creative girls tools to be able to manage the stresses in their lives, because there are many stresses.”

You can be the person stepping up for these girls; helping them find their power. Just $36 provides someone like Kasey or Iris with 2 hours of afterschool programming.

Will you consider donating $36? GEN reaches more than 13,000 people a year, and 87% of our programming is offered at no cost to participants. This means that your gift is directly impacting young women like these.

Please consider making a gift of $36 to support programs that instill the confidence necessary for girls to make positive choices for a lifetime. Evaluation results prove that girls who are very engaged with our long-term programming have higher rates of school attendance and are less likely to get into trouble. On behalf of the girls you will empower, we thank you.

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To This Fundraiser

$24,463

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mail update as of 5/27

    $180

  • Pam & Rick Allen

    $25

  • Misty Rasmussen

    $50

  • Mail update as of 5/31

    $164

  • David Lydic

    $100

  • Caroline Sellars

    $25

  • Carrie

    $25

  • April Young

    $30

  • Elena Carey

    $20

  • Sarah Melecki

     

  • Mail update as of 6/3

    $192

  • Jenny Casey

    $25

  • Racheal Kane

    $50

  • Susan Tolle Young

    $50

  • Whitney

     

  • Leslie

    $36

  • Kristen

     

  • Jill and Sean Witt

    $50

  • Hale Youngblood

     

  • Tina Li

     

  • Jordan

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Chantal

    $36

  • Janan & Nadra

     

  • Jane Hudak

     

  • Lisa P

     

  • Brent

    $20

  • Vanessa Wolfe

    $50

  • Vicky Pridgen

    $20

  • Jamie Vera

     

  • Delphine Daniels

     

  • Almendarez Family

     

  • Veronica Denny

    $25

  • Kanika bynum

    $10

  • Michelle

    $75

  • Mauri

     

  • Asher Hudak

     

  • Rachel Hagerman

    $25

  • Amanda Patterson

     

  • Nobody

    $50

  • Wine Night

    $180

  • Joe & Jean Sorace

    $500

  • Tiffany Williams Goetzinger

    $25

  • Andrew

    $20

  • Sara G

    $25

  • Kate Shannon

    $25

  • Andrea Kirk

     

  • Goose

     

  • Katharine

    $25

  • Mama Hayhurst

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Angela Howe

    $20

  • the Goodwins

     

  • Amira Jensen

    $20

  • Jen and Barry

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shannon

     

  • MC & Brandon

    $50

  • Ben Thoma

    $10

  • Dan Keshet

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

  • Amy

    $40

  • Cash from Party

    $45

  • Clementine Botanical Art

     

  • Ashley Kelm

    $50

  • Maresa

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Heather Forrester

    $100

  • Movie Night Donations

    $115

  • Kaylissa Spurlock

    $25

  • Meredith Bossin

    $20

  • Buchberger

    $10

  • Dani and Andrew

     

  • Pat Ouellette

    $50

  • Diane Carr

    $25

  • Shannon Creekmur

    $25

  • Dunn

     

  • Nate Dogg

    $36

  • Sally Strong

    $25

  • Head Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nick Hall

     

  • Brandon Hines

    $10

  • Courtney DiSabato

    $10

  • Eileen Gueringer

     

  • Lorraine Hatkowski

     

  • Cory Leahy

     

  • Amanda

     

  • Supporter

    $36

  • SUE ANN OWENS

     

  • Kelly Steinhebel

     

  • Clarissa

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Sam and Caroline Goodner

    $320

  • Carolynn

    $25

  • MAIL UPDATE AS OF 6/28

    $720

  • Lauren Dearing Russo

    $25

  • Renee

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Final Spring Donation Update

    $6,485

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122% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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The Team: $24,463 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Girls Empowerment Network

Amount Raised

$16,184

 

81% Raised of $20,000 Goal

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Nicole Wayman

Amount Raised

$1,563

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Jana Harker

Amount Raised

$1,275

 

199% Raised of $640 Goal

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Courtney Grams

Amount Raised

$935

 

97% Raised of $960 Goal

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Alexis Denny

Amount Raised

$855

 

267% Raised of $320 Goal

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Catherine Vera

Amount Raised

$819

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Jennifer Collopy

Amount Raised

$720

 

113% Raised of $640 Goal

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Laura Furr

Amount Raised

$636

 

199% Raised of $320 Goal

Donor Comments

Final Spring Donation Update

Final Spring Donation Update

DONATION: $6,485

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Renee

Renee

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Lauren Dearing Russo

Lauren Dearing Russo

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

MAIL UPDATE AS OF 6/28

MAIL UPDATE AS OF 6/28

DONATION: $720

1 year ago

Carolynn

Carolynn

DONATION: $25

So sorry for the delay! Great cause! :) 1 year ago

Sam and Caroline Goodner

Sam and Caroline Goodner

DONATION: $320

1 year ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Clarissa

Clarissa

1 year ago

Kelly Steinhebel

Kelly Steinhebel

1 year ago