We are so excited to be celebrating our 10th year serving girls in the Hudson Valley. It's been an amazing experience with many ups and downs, all made possible by our amazing coaches, sponsors, donors, girls and incredible community.
Today, we need your help! Like many non-profits, we too have been hit hard by the pandemic. But will never give up because our girls need us now more than ever. As demand for our program increases, so do our funding needs. We have never turned a girl away for inability to pay. On average 40% of our program participants require of financial assistance each season. Over the last 10 years, we have provided over $245,000 in scholarships.
This year we are conducting our biggest online fundraising campaign to build back our scholarship fund. We are asking our supporters to donate $10 and share this message with 10 friends. It has been an absolute honor watching our girls soar and we look forward to positively impacting girls lives right here in the Hudson Valley for years to come.
We are so much more than running. Girls on the Run reaches girls at a critical stage, strengthening their confidence at a time when society begins to tell them they can’t. Underscoring the important connection between physical and emotional health, our program addresses the whole girl when she needs it the most. At Girls on the Run, 97% of girls said they learn valuable life skills such as how to make intentional decisions, resolve conflict, and help others. These are skills that girls use at school, at home and with friends.
Thank you for helping meet our programming and scholarship needs for 2022.
Cheers to 10 years and 10 more!