Check out what some of our amazing girl supporters have been doing for the movement. They've been raising funds and creating a buzz about the cause. And they've been having huge fun doing it!
Read their stories and see how simple it can be. The next step is easy – become a fundraiser and join them!
Allison and Anna hosted a Pink LemonAid Stand
Allison and Anna say fundraising is easy and fun
Allison and daughter Anna joined the movement to support Because I am a Girl
by hosting their own Pink LemonAid stand outside Anna's primary school in Toronto.
Students were charged 5 cents for a welcome glass of lemonade as they made their way into school on Wednesday September 22, 2010. Allison said the free Pink LemonAid Kit
from Because I am a Girl
made it easy to pull the event together. She said the Because I am a Girl
promotional materials really pulled a crowd. The entire event was hassle-free and fun! Host a Pink LemonAid stand
Pauline, Avery and Laura hosted a 'Girls Can Soar' art auction and concert
Pauline, Avery and Laura's art auction and concert
Sisters Avery and Laura were inspired by the Girl Effect video. They wanted to raise funds for the Because I am a Girl movement and decided to play on their individual strengths in music and art. Together they made plans for a fundraising party based around a CD release and silent art auction.
Avery wrote and sang a compelling song entitled 'One Girl at a Time'. Laura put out the word that she was looking for art donations and got a group of friends together to create additional art pieces. Meanwhile, mom Pauline arranged for the event to be held at a popular local coffee shop on the evening of September 28, 2010.
Word spread around and the community turned out in force for the event. An estimated 250 people came through the event on the night. A total of almost $4,000 was raised over a 3-month period, including pre-event and post-event donations.
It only takes one girl to change the world. Pauline, Avery and Laura are the ones! See other fundraising ideas for girls
Sara and daughter Maddy started the Markham Women`s 5K and Girls`1K race
The Markham Women's 5K and Girls' 1K Race
Only 5% of all girls in Tanzania have the opportunity to go to high school, mainly due to long travel distances and the potential dangers they face along the way. Sara and her 8-year old daughter, Maddy, wanted to do something to help the construction of a girls' school residence in the community of Mwanza.
Sara gathered together a group of other moms and daughters to create the Markham Women's 5K and Girls' 1K race. $20,000 was raised. In September 2010, Sara and Maddy joined Plan on the journey of a lifetime to see the results of their generosity first hand, meeting some of the girls who will live in the residence they are supporting And another race for another school!
Sara and Maddy are now getting ready for a 2011 race to be held in Markham on May 8, to support the construction of a Rwanda elementary school with girl-friendly features and a Girls' Club.
Join Sara and Maddy and help raise funds for girls' education. Be part of this year's race
. Donate to the Rwanda project
Rachael sold cookies, babysat and requested money instead of gifts
11-year Old held a bake sale!
11-year old Rachael was very moved by a commercial she saw about kids getting sick from diseases caused by the river water they were drinking. She decided this was something to focus on, and set herself a fundraising target of $1,000 to purchase water and sanitation for a community.
When asked what she wanted for Christmas, she requested money instead of gifts. She also baked and sold cookies at her local hospital, and babysat. Five months later, Rachael was able to send off her $1,000 donation, including one simple request in her letter: "I am wishing that you will put my well in a place that needs it the most." See other fundraising ideas for girls
Rowan asked her Grade 3 class to help make and sell bracelets at school
Grade 3 jewellery sale!
8-year old Rowan decided to raise money for Because I am a Girl
and asked her Grade 3 class to help. The students got together and made pink ribbon bracelets with multi-coloured beads. They sold the hand-made bracelets to other students at school during recess periods, and to parents dropping off or collecting students.
As a token of appreciation, a representative from Because I am a Girl went to Rowan's school and give a thank-you speech to the lower school girls for their role in helping girls around the world. Rowan's class inspired the school to support the movement, and they included posters in their annual school photos.
Rowan and her friends are showing the power of Grade 3 girls to change the world! Buy a t-shirt