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November 19th, 2014

Volunteer Stories: Emily Shares Why She Loves Girls Inc.

Girls Inc.

Emily has been volunteering with Girls Inc. for several program cycles. This post originally appeared on her personal website. Read why she loves Girls Inc.! Last fall around this time, when I was mainly doing freelance writing and social media work, I found myself with some extra time on my hands. I decided that it’d be […]

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November 18th, 2014

We Are Grateful for YOU

Girls Inc.

As the year draws to a close, we approach this Thanksgiving with a real sense of gratitude. More than anything, we are grateful for You. Your generosity and commitment to girl empowerment changes lives every day and we cannot thank you enough for being part of our Girls Inc. family. The video below is a […]

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November 4th, 2014

Girls Inc. Promotes Self-Esteem with Dove

Kristin Tobler

As participants in the Dove Self-Esteem Weekend this year, Girls Inc. girls took part in activities designed to help them change the conversation about beauty around them, centering it on real, inner beauty and positive self-talk. The Dove campaign this year focused on girls and women creating a positive “body image legacy” for those around […]

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October 31st, 2014

Featured Volunteer Pair: Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala

Sarah Goetz

Cassandra Gray and Allyse Wirkkala met during their volunteer training in September 2013, built a connection, and have been volunteering together ever since. Cassandra and Allyse fill a room with positive energy, patience, and acceptance each time they volunteer with a group of girls. They are strong, smart, and bold women and an absolute delight […]

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October 31st, 2014

Featured Supporter: United Way of Central Indiana

Amber Smith-Gipson

              As the holiday season approaches, we would like to take the time to thank our largest ongoing supporter: United Way of Central Indiana (UWCI). Since our partnership began in 1976, UWCI has donated more than $5 million to Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis. UWCI has encouraged growth, change, […]

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October 31st, 2014

Life Lessons from Girls Inc. Girl Makala

Kristin Tobler

Makala’s Annual Meeting remarks: At Girls Inc. I have had many positive experiences that changed the way I thought about the world and the people around me, but my greatest experience was learning the true definition of beauty. I learned that beauty is not what society says it is or what your friends think it […]

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October 31st, 2014

Volunteers Make Our World Go Round

Kristin Tobler

Our Girlfriends for Girls Inc. volunteer recruitment campaign was a hit! Volunteers took the challenge to spread the word about Girls Inc. within their social networks both online and off, helping to build awareness of our mission and get friends excited about volunteering. Participation increased by more than a third from last year’s campaign–thank you […]

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October 31st, 2014

Speakers at Annual Meeting Inspire

Kristin Tobler

Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis held our fourth Annual Meeting on Oct. 7th, joining with partners, volunteers, funders and friends of the organization to celebrate a successful year of empowering girls. Thank you to all who joined us! Board chair Jenny Banner and CEO Pat Wachtel highlighted the many accomplishments Girls Inc. has achieved with […]

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October 6th, 2014

Spotlight: JPMorgan Chase Good Works Volunteers

Hazel Owens

  We absolutely love our long-lasting volunteer partnerships! Long-term volunteer partners like JPMorgan Chase Good Works Volunteers play a huge role in carrying out our mission to serve Greater Indianapolis girls. As the relationship with Chase has evolved, the company has developed a strong presence supporting our volunteer efforts. Approximately 26 Chase volunteers have donated […]

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October 6th, 2014

Featured Supporter: Lilly Endowment, Inc.

Amber Smith-Gipson

Girls Inc. “Strong, Healthy Relationships” programs teach girls how to handle the various challenges associated with friendships, bullying, self-esteem, puberty, and peer pressure. The Strong program suite including Work it Out and Girls Inc. Preventing Adolescent Pregnancy® have been sponsored by a three-year, $300,000 grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. since April 2013. This funding from […]

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