‘Tis The Season of Giving

'Tis better to give than receive, as the old adage goes. And at no time of year do we feel this more passionately than the holidays! The spirit of giving is everywhere. People are a little kinder, a little more generous, and a little more willing to help others.

That means it’s time to mark your calendar for Play Like a Girl’s annual 12 Days of Giving, a 12-day bonanza of giving, sharing, and promoting social good. 

Each day, starting November 30 (also #GivingTuesday), a new gift will be opened and our social media fans and followers will be invited to enter to win something marvelous. It’s all a surprise, and gifts include 12 amazing items including the season’s hottest electronics. Each was hand-picked by our founder and CEO Dr. Kim, and we hope you will love them too!

Throughout the campaign, we also will promote ways for you to give. Our goal is to raise over $10,000 to launch a new Play Like a Girl Club -  free to middle school students at STRIVE Collegiate Academy, as well as enlist the help of hundreds of passionate social media fans and followers globally to help spread awareness. 

The intent is not only to show support for this program, but also to illustrate the power of social media for social good and the massive impact thousands of small, meaningful gifts can have when used collectively.

How can you help? First, please share this on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and email. 

And if you can, please make a small (or huge!) donation at https://iplaylikeagirl.org/campaign/day-of-giving/ or start your own fundraising campaign to support our new Play Like a Girl Club launching at STRIVE Collegiate Academy next month. 

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To enter the contest, there are a few things you’ve got to do:

  1. First: You must like @IPLAYLIKEAGIRL on Instagram!
  2. Second: Each day, we will announce a new gift on our Instagram page. Check our in-feed posts and IG Stories. Read the caption and follow the instructions. That’s it!
  3. Third: Share! Ok, this isn’t required, but it is a fun campaign, so why not?!

Happy Holidays!


Disclaimer: There are no substitutions or exchanges for prizes. On days where there is more than one gift to receive, items will be issued to winners at random. Many gifts are time-sensitive so please check the comments for winner announcements so we can get your mailing address. That said, do not publicly post your mailing address! We will get it from you via direct message, text or email. Questions about the contest or our generous donors? Email us at info [at] iplaylikeagirl [dot] org.

You Did It! You Raised Over $55,000.

That's right - together, we exceeded our year-end fundraising goal of $37,800. And, we can't thank you enough for your support this holiday season and throughout our most financially difficult year ever.

You never backed down. In fact, you bravely stepped up to help us make good on our mission over and over again - month after month.

Because of you, the girls we serve at Play Like a Girl will never be the same. They will again have the opportunity to dream big, build their confidence and gain the leadership skills needed to make their dreams a reality.

Thank you for your generosity and continued partnership. We hope you will engage more deeply in our work in 2021. You can see what we're doing and invite your network to join you as a member of our SQUAD.

Together, we will blaze new trails! Ready. Set. Go!

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You Make Our Work Possible

Your Generosity is Appreciated!

As we approach the end of 2020, we wish to thank all of you - our SQUAD, our dedicated and generous community of supporters — for your involvement in our Giving Tuesday campaign on yesterday.

But you didn’t just show up for us on yesterday. You have consistently given and volunteered and cheered us on throughout this very challenging year. For that, we appreciate you!

Thanks to every one of you for every dollar given, and for every person you’ve encouraged to give. Plus, you haven’t stopped talking about our mission everywhere you go.

In fact, the social media activity around Play Like a Girl has been all the buzz since Sarah Fuller decided to include us in her milestone moment in college football this past Saturday. And you won’t let the momentum die. Thank YOU!

After massive school closures last spring, we quickly developed our first virtual summer camp serving girls across the nation. Despite a $150K budget shortfall, we also proudly discounted our programs 100% with help from donors like you - providing scholarships to every single family during this difficult financial time.

We’ve provided free computers, tablets and WiFi hotspots to girls in need - thanks to the Frist Foundation, Center for Nonprofit Management, and Amazon’s #DeliveringSmiles holiday campaign. And, our furloughed staff of one has recruited over 1,500 women STEM professionals nationwide with the help of the LinkedIn for Nonprofits initiative. These women will serve as mentors and role models to our girls.

The work has continued through the fall with our Play Like a Girl LIVE event series featuring women like former USWNST Captain and U.S. Olympian Christie Rampone and our brand new Meet + Mentor virtual mentoring program.

Our girls have started businessesexplored space at NASA, built mobile apps with Black Girls Code and so much more through hands-on opportunities led by Play Like a Girl members (newly named The SQUAD) and corporate partners.

Your gifts will set us up to do even more amazing things for girls in Nashville and across the nation in 2021. But the impact of your gifts cannot be properly captured here.

So we’re starting High Five, a new monthly impact report that we’ll send to members of The SQUAD (our community of monthly donors) via email to update you on our progress together and remind you just how much your contributions matter.

Join our community today for your copy. High Five will even include stories from the girls you’ve impacted. We hope it makes you smile all month long.

To further express our appreciation, we’ve partnered with a few donors and key partners to help us give back too. Beginning on December 9th, we will be celebrating 12 Days of Giving with daily prizes, inspiration and a grand prize vacation to SoundWaves, Nashville’s upscale resort and water attraction.

Get in on the fun! Anyone can participate. Follow @iplaylikeagirl and use the hashtag #TheSQUADHoliday on Instagram.

Note: This giving season, Amazon will fulfill hundreds of AmazonSmile Charity Lists including ours. You and any Amazon customer can join in the season of giving by choosing Play Like a Girl as your preferred charity and shopping through AmazonSmile, donating an item via our AmazonSmile Charity List, or making a monetary donation to Play Like a Girl by saying, “Alexa, I want to make a donation.”