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Posted 4/14/2017 | In the News

Get Ready for #BigGive 2017!

Girls on the Run Bexar County’s vision is a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams.  Bexar County is home to over 120,000 girls in grades 3-8 alone, which creates a high demand to fill. Our fall season was our biggest yet, with 23 program sites and 462 participants. For the spring season which is now in full-swing, we have 30 sites.

This year, over 400 girls in Bexar County were inspired to be joyful, healthy, and confident.

Serving more girls means a greater need for organizational support. As we continued to expand for the new year, we opened a new office space and hired a Program Coordinator, a part time Volunteer Coordinator, and  a part time Accountant. Having this support and a central location helped to make our largest season a success!

We celebrated our new office space with an Open House in August

One of our newest sites is Mead Elementary. Living in a Title 1 area, Mead’s students often don’t have opportunities to participate in after-school programs or run outside in their own backyard, something that many of us take for granted. This year, 16 girls now not only have the opportunity to learn how to make healthy choices and set goals, they also get to inspire others through Community Impact Projects and city-wide runs like the Paint the Parkway Pink 5K.

Having funds in place to serve more girls would not be possible without the generosity of our donors. On May 4th, Girls on the Run Bexar County is excited to be participating in #BigGive 2017. Be sure to visit our profile page that day to make a donation https://www.thebiggivesa.org/organizations/girls-on-the-run-of-bexar-county.  

What is the Big Give?

The Big Give is South Central Texas’ 24-hour online day of online giving. Their goal is to support local nonprofits that are committed to making South Central Texas a great place to live, work, and play.

How Will My Donation Be Used?

  • Sponsor a girl for one season:  $150
  • Sponsor a girl for one full year: (2 seasons):  $300
  • Supply three teams with program materials for a season:  $500
  • Supply GOTR race medals and bibs to 175 girls for one season:  $700
  • Supply program shirts to 175 girls for one season:  $1,000
  • Sponsor a team of 15 girls for one season:  $2,250
  • Sponsor a team of 15 girls for one full year (2 seasons):  $5,000

Our goal is never to turn away a girl who cannot afford the program or does not have the gear to participate. 

By sponsoring a girl or a team you are helping to provide scholarships, running gear, and shoes. Our goal is never to turn away a girl who cannot afford the program or does not have the gear to participate. We hope you will join us as we celebrate our continued growth and raise funds for more successful years to come!

You can find our donation page at: https://www.thebiggivesa.org/organizations/girls-on-the-run-of-bexar-county. For more information about the Big Give SA visit  https://www.thebiggivesa.org/info/faq

 


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