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 businesses, explored 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.”