Team Girls Club is a team of 20 runners who are participating in the ING NYC Marathon to raise funds for the Lower Eastside Girls Club of NY (http://www.girlsclub.org). Team Girls Club is using a different fundraising site so contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are running and would like to fundraise for Team Girls Club.
The Lower Eastside Girls Club provides a place where girls and young women 8-23 can grow, learn, have fun, and develop confidence in themselves and their ability to make a difference in the world. By delivering strong arts, literacy, science, health and leadership programs we provide girls with the vision to plan – and the tools to build – their future. All Girls Club programs develop environmental, entrepreneurial and ethical leadership in the girls we serve.
The Girls Club is in the final stages of a $20 million capital campaign to build New York City’s first and only Girls Club facility- a LEED Gold state of the art ‘green’ building that will serve hundreds of economically disadvantaged girls and their families. The new Girls Club Center for Community will open in 2012.