Executive Director Danielle Armstrong says the money will be greatly appreciated by the organization, which has a budget of over $100,000 a year. The majority of this donation will go towards the Go Girls – Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds program, which runs in elementary schools.
“It’s not about eating only vegetables and running a marathon,” she argues, “it’s just about making the right choices, dealing with peer pressure.”
The girls involved in the seven week program are given information that will be helpful to them as they embark on middle school.
A small part of the funding will also go towards volunteer recruitment.