Monday, May 6, 2013

Walk-a-thon for the LES Girls Club

Folks, I'm doing it again. The Walk-a-thon for the LES Girls Club, that is. I'd love to have a team, so let me know if you're interested, and I'll set one up. If you just want to sponsor me, that's cool too.

I felt like I needed to give some background on the Girls' Club. They are a club that is geared towards girls in the lower east side, but its not exclusive for girls. There are some boys involved. They are geared towards helping girls realize their talents and dreams and empowering them to be proactive about their lives. The Girls' Club has a bakery which teaches the girls the importance and responsibility of running a business. The Girls' Club also runs classes and programs that range from health (the importance of cooking and eating healthy) to the arts. The classes are meant to show the girls that they have the control to be amazing. 
The walk-a-thon is one way in which the classes are funded.  
  • Why Walk? 100% of funds raised through the event will support Girls Club health and nutrition programs. Each $2,500 raised supports a full year of programming for one girl; $1,500 supports school year programming; and $1,000 supports intensive summer programming. Girls Club health programs include community health workshops, nutrition and cooking classes, body image and women's health counseling, running a Farmer's Market, yoga and dance classes,  free summer camp for girls and more!
(yes, I totally copied and pasted that last bit, but mostly cause I can't word it any better)
With all that said, I hope you click the link and at least read more about the Lower Eastside Girls' Club.