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Houston We Are Girls Scholarship Campaign

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Final Countdown: We Are Girls Conference Scholarship Campaign
April 27, 2017

We are 2 days away and 534 girls still need scholarships. I have exceeded my personal fundraising goal...THANK YOU to all of you who donated.  See more

BENEFITING: Girls Empowerment Network

ORGANIZER: Girls Empowerment Network

EVENT DATE: Apr 29, 2017

Yvette Casares Willis

THE STORY:

Girls Empowerment Network wrote -

Did you know that 75% of girls with low self-esteem engage in harmful behaviors such as smoking, drinking, bullying, and disordered eating? Jada, a local 9 year-old, has seen the effects of low self-esteem, including bullying, and tells us “some girls are afraid to step up to bullies… They’re afraid that people will talk about them just based on what they look like, the clothes they’re wearing, if they don’t have a lot of money.”

 

At Girls Empowerment Network (GEN), we’re helping girls change their painful and detrimental beliefs about themselves. Jada tells us why she’s excited for GEN’s We Are Girls Conference. “An event just for girls is exciting! It means learning new things and to have a good group of people.”

 

The We Are Girls Houston Conference is one month away: Saturday, April 29th. This special day connects girls to relatable role models and encourages healthy relationships, educational discovery, and creative self-expression. This year’s theme is “Find Your Power!”. Houston girls need more opportunities like this one.

 

Yet so many girls can’t afford the $30 ticket price to attend We Are Girls Houston. As someone who values girls and wants them to value themselves, we ask: Will you scholarship a girl like Jada to this life-changing event for just $30?

 

Jada’s mom, Tracey, encourages others to scholarship girls, so that everyone has the chance to attend. “I think the conference will be good for girls because a lot of girls don’t have anybody to talk to… At the conference they will be able to ask questions and tell people how they are feeling. At this age it is important for them to feel like they can have somebody to talk to.”

 

$30 will send a lucky local girl to have this empowering experience and we need your help to provide this opportunity to over 50% of 1,600 attendees.

 

If you can’t donate, help girls find their power by volunteering at We Are Girls. Visit www.wearegirls.org for more information. But if you have the means, every $30 contributed makes sure that a girl has a seat at the table.

 

**The We Are Girls Conference is Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Hogg Middle School. Visit https://genaustin.org/houston to learn more.

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To This Fundraiser

$605

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Kelly Gartner

    $30

  • Sally

    $50

  • The O'Dowd family

    $50

  • Jay Reyna

    $25

  • Lisa Sharp

    $50

  • Janie Cuevas Franco

    $50

  • Jennifer Mailhes

    $100

  • Kyttie Sanford

    $50

  • Damaris Blunt

    $50

  • Elisa Lippincott

    $50

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121% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $18,320 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Girls Empowerment Network

Amount Raised

$5,877

 

20% Raised of $30,000 Goal

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Sara Speer Selber

Amount Raised

$4,377

 

88% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Julie Marin

Amount Raised

$1,580

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Lauren Santerre

Amount Raised

$1,500

 

100% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shenequa Animashaun

Amount Raised

$1,325

Fundraiser Title

Kim Gandy

Amount Raised

$940

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Jenny Gustafson

Amount Raised

$680

 

68% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Allison Schaffer

Amount Raised

$605

Donor Comments

Elisa Lippincott

Elisa Lippincott

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Damaris Blunt

Damaris Blunt

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Kyttie Sanford

Kyttie Sanford

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jennifer Mailhes

Jennifer Mailhes

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Janie Cuevas Franco

Janie Cuevas Franco

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Lisa Sharp

Lisa Sharp

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jay Reyna

Jay Reyna

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

The O'Dowd family

The O'Dowd family

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Sally

Sally

DONATION: $50

What a GREAT cause. Girl power! 1 year ago

Kelly Gartner

Kelly Gartner

DONATION: $30

1 year ago