Posted Kenzie Kramer on 12/15/2016 |Giving Back
Each season, Girls on the Run participants across the country identify what communities they are a part of and work together to come up with a project that they can complete to positively impact one of the communities. Whether they’re doing something for their classroom or for military members overseas, completing a team Community Impact Project helps girls recognize that they can make a difference in other people’s lives. Here are just a few of the thousands of projects that girls completed this season:
Girls at Lebanon Elementary from Girls on the Run Marion County recognized their school as one of the communities that they are a part of and chose to support one of their fellow students who is fighting cancer. The girls made a blanket, encouraging cards and a wish jar to show their support.
GOTR girls in San Diego wanted to do something to help people who are homeless in their community. The girls collected items for blessing bags that will be distributed to people in need of toiletries and other necessary items.
Girls from Harvard Elementary School with Girls on the Run Houston were grateful for their joyful school crossing guard, Fetene, who has a prosthetic leg that he needs to have repaired. The GOTR team hosted a bake sale and started a GoFundMe page, raising over $10,000 to assist with Fetene’s medical bills!
To show gratitude for their local police department, the team at West Milford School with Girls on the Run New Jersey North put together “Kindness Plates” for first responders. The girls collected snacks and wrote thank you notes to the officers in their community.
Do you know of a Community Impact Project done by GOTR girls? Tell us about it in the comments or share a photo on Instagram and tag @GirlsontheRunInternational.