Change Lives and Show your Giving Spirit Today!

change-livesHere at Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond, giving back through community service is an important part of our program.

Our girls embrace a giving spirit by working together to create and implement a community impact project. This fall, our Girls on the Run teams will organize and complete nine community impact projects to make a positive difference in our community.

Together the girls define a need or cause in the community and collaborate to design a plan to help fill a need or support a cause. The girls must listen to each other, discuss ideas and brainstorm ways that they can make a difference together during a practice. It is truly a meaningful exercise to witness the girls working together to identify causes, deliberate and define the project that they will complete together. This is teamwork at its best.

Examples of projects are environmental cleanups, collecting needed supplies and creating cards of encouragement for Veterans, volunteering with the Special Olympics, designing door hangers for cancer patients and cards for those who may struggle over the holiday season. In addition, Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond provides a toy for each girl to contribute to the Toys for Tots drive on the day of their celebratory 5k.

Indeed, what might be a small act can lead to big change. Our hope at Girls on the Run is that each girl uses the skills and confidence she builds while completing her team’s community impact project to inspire even more change in her community—and, ultimately, in the world.

Today, you can join our girls in showing a giving spirit by participating in Giving Tuesday by making a tax-deductible gift to Girls on the Run of Greater Richmond. Your gift will have twice the impact as it makes a difference in the lives of the girls we serve and supports our girls as they make a difference in our community.