Dear friends of Girls Inc. Dallas,
The world has paused, but the need has not. We all find ourselves in challenging and unprecedented times as the COVID-19 situation changes daily. At Girls Inc. Dallas, to ensure the safety of the girls we serve, we made the difficult but prudent decision to suspend programming at our campuses.
More than 1,000 economically disadvantaged girls ages 6 to 18 and their families have relied on us for after-school care, academic enrichment, life skills training and a welcoming, inclusive environment where girls can feel safe. They also have counted on Girls Inc. to provide healthy, nutritional snacks –particularly important for our many participants who face food insecurity.
While our programming has been suspended, the needs of these girls has not. That is why we need your help to continue providing vital services to these families.
Our girls have immediate needs and we are devising plans to help meet those needs now and in the coming weeks of this ordeal. With organizations like DISD closing indefinitely, we are evaluating a number of ways to provide support so our girls don’t suffer. As an immediate step, we are preparing take-home kits for families with food, activities and supplies.
We also are exploring virtual learning and engagement opportunities with Girls Inc. facilitators who maintain close bonds with our girls.
Here is how you can help:
- Click here to donate to help cover costs of food and supplies for our take-home kits. Even small donations will help!
- Visit our wish list on Amazon for items we need that may be purchased online and delivered directly to us. (Please note delivery delays may impact take-home kit distribution). You can also purchase computer laptops from this wishlist to ensure our girls have the technology they need to attend school virtually and access online learning resources.
- Invite your friends on social media to learn more about Girls Inc. Dallas and support our efforts to help our girls. Follow us at @GirlsIncDallas on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.
It is said that with great challenge comes great opportunity. The challenge is certainly great. We hope you’ll join us in making this a great opportunity to come together to support this vulnerable segment of our community.
We are so appreciative of your care and concern for the girls and families we serve. Thank you for your continued support.
Beth Myers, MSW
CEO, Girls Inc. of Metropolitan Dallas