Today is the day you can feel good about spending money! The predecessor of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is our opportunity to make a big splash spending money for social good. But why should you give for girls? Because there’s a measurable girl effect when you do, making all communities better!
Where should you give to make a difference for girls? There are LOTS of good options, but here are a few of the organizations I like to support:
Young Women Empowered: Y-WE is an innovative leadership organization for teen girls. It serves over 400 girls a year from all over Western Washington.
My favorite thing: They intentionally bring girls together from different social classes, and connect girls to adult mentors. Feel excited about Y-WE? GIVE NOW!
Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run combines running with self-esteem and social/emotional health for girls grades 3-5. They serve over 1000 girls across King County.
My favorite thing: Elementary school-aged girls can leaders too! GIVE NOW! And right now you can help them get started in Snohomish County! GIVE NOW!
Powerful Voices: The grandaddy of girl justice, Powerful Voices helps girls build leadership skills and create change.
My favorite thing: They also work hard to strengthen the community by sharing their incredibly Girl Justice Training. GIVE NOW!
Girls Outdoor Leadership School (GOLD): I’m so proud to put this org in the national column! GOLD grew out of a merger between the Metrocenter YMCA and Passages Northwest, and now provides outdoor experiences for 400 girls across the state, AND is expanding to YMCA’s across the country!
My favorite thing: Local organization makes big on the national stage! GIVE NOW!
Let Girls Lead: These guys use storytelling, advocacy, and economic empowerment to improve the lives of girls across the globe.
My favorite thing: They work to support and amplify the work of local advocates. GIVE NOW!