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Press Release: Girls at Work Launches Summer Camp Fundraiser

Nonprofit eyes $25k in 30 days for first crowdsourcing event!

Goffstown, NH—It’s an ambitious plan: $25,000 in 30 days.  But the NH nonprofit Girls at Work feels confident its message will resonate with the generous people in New England and beyond who want to help less fortunate, at-risk girls in the region.  In the first crowdsourcing event since its inception in 2000, Girls at Work launched an online campaign on Friday, May 10, hosted by indiegogo, designed to help realize this aggressive and worthwhile goal.

Girls at Work is a program for at-risk girls in New Hampshire and throughout New England that empowers girls and helps them discover their inner tools of strength and courage through building.  Funds from the campaign will subsidize a percentage of the cost for a summer build program.  These funds will enable Girls at Work to reach an additional 1000 girls by providing 40 more days of programming this summer to nonprofit agencies throughout New England.

“At this time of year, many girls are counting down the days until summer camp, looking forward to the outdoors, laughs, campfires and new friends.  But many of the girls we work with are looking forward to summer camp because they receive three meals a day and unconditional support from staff who believe in them,” says Elaine Hamel, Executive Director of Girls at Work.  “These are the girls we are asking people to support.  Girls that deserve an experience that will help alter the lens through which they view themselves —an experience that leaves them feeling powerful and strong.”

The Girls at Work summer build fundraising campaign will remain open until Sunday, June 9, at 11:59 p.m.  Their video and donation information can be found at www.indiegogo.com/projects/girls-at-work or on the Girls at Work website, www.girlswork.org.

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About Girls at Work

Girls at Work, Inc. is a nonprofit 501 (c)3 organization that empowers girls at risk in New Hampshire and throughout New England by teaching them woodworking skills and the safe use of power tools within a team setting.  These activities help participants discover their inner tools of strength and courage while lifting their spirits.  Girls at Work also offers a customized corporate build program and classes that help build teamwork while contributing to a great cause.

Contact:
Elaine Hamel
info@girlswork.org
603-345-0392