Why donate?

Why donate?


Why donate?

Why donate?

Helping girls take charge of their lives and define the future on their terms. You can also think of it as Can University—a place where girls learn that they can. No limits. No constraints. Only opportunities to be remarkable.

(Checks can also be made to GOTRWRV and sent to PO Box 7016, Ketchum, ID 83340)

Some unfortunate facts about girls today:

  • Idaho has the 7th highest suicide rate, 44% higher than the national average.

  • According to the 2012 Blaine County Youth Assets survey, girls were twice as likely as boys to report contemplating suicide or being depressed.

  • The Blaine County Drug Coalition reports that alcohol and tobacco use in Blaine County is twice as high as the state and national levels.

  • Girls are twice as likely to drop out of sports and at an earlier age than boys.

  • Unlike boys, girls associate body image with self-esteem.  They have more anxiety over how others view their body.  This can lead to lower self-perception, disordered eating, and exercise motivated by a desire to look better to others rather than for its intrinsic value.

  • Body dissatisfaction and dietary restraints are predictors of depression in girls.

  • Almost two-thirds of girls in 5th-12th grades are dissatisfied with their body shape and want to lose weight.

  • Girls as young as 5 form negative self-images based on their weight.

If you want to help change that, here’s some good news:

  • Girls who participate in physical activities are 40% less likely to smoke, have higher levels of self-esteem, better body images, and lower levels of depression.

  • Girls who have experienced emotional trauma respond positively to physical fitness programs.

  • Girls with higher self-esteem are less likely to engage in at risk behaviors during adolescence such as drug & alcohol abuse, disordered eating, and early sexual activity.

  • Girls with higher self-esteem better relationships with adults, get better grades,  and are less depressed than girls who don’t.

And the best news, if she’s involved with Girls on the Run:

  • She has higher self-esteem;**

  • She has improved eating attitudes;**

  • She has an improved body image;**

  • She has a positive peer group setting where important issues are addressed in a productive and research based manner

  • She has positive role models in her mentor coaches.

**According to research conducted by Dr. Rita DeBate, Ph.D., MPH, CHES, assistant professor in the department of Health Behavior at UNC-Charlotte, the Girls on the Run Curricula improve girls self-esteem, body image and eating attitudes to a “statistically significant” extent.


What your donation can accomplish

What your donation can accomplish

What your donation can accomplish

What your donation can accomplish

We hope you'll join us in continuing to make a difference and consider including our program in your year-end or other giving plans, employer match funds, or give a holiday gift in the name of a loved one.  Your generous support will help us provide scholarships, curriculum supplies, and those necessary expenses to offer girls in our community this life changing experience.

Your contribution could:

$2300 - Sponsor an entire team of girls
$1150 - Provide full scholarships 10 girls
$500 - Provide all materials needed for one Girls on the Run site
$300 - Team snacks for an entire season
$115 - Scholarship the program fee for one girl
$100 - T-shirts for an entire team
$50 - Equip a girl in need of shoes
$25 - Cover cost of a girl's entry into her first 5k

Cash donations be made out to GOTRWRV and mailed to PO Box 7016, Ketchum, ID 83340.  Or online donations can be made here. We also accept product or services for future use in fundraising events. Here's our online donation form for our November Lunafest event.  Or checks made out to Girls on the Run WRV can be mailed to PO Box 7016, Ketchum, ID 83340.


Program and event sponsorship

Program and event sponsorship

Program and event sponsorship

Program and event sponsorship

There are lots of ways to get involved with the Girls on the Run program, and one important way is to become a sponsor of our program and/or events.  If you'd like to receive a proposal about how your organization or company can become a sponsor, feel free to download our Sponsor Information Packet, and please call Mary at 788-7864 or or via our contact us form.  If you're ready to become a sponsor, let us know via our commitment form.

Our Sponsorship Philosophy & Opportunities

Our commitment to you, the sponsor, is to host professional, high-quality events and youth programs to which your company can be associated with.  Through these events and programs we strive to cultivate community spirit as well as generate interest, awareness and increased exposure for your products and services. Your sponsorship sends a powerful message of support for healthy living for the youth and families of our community.  Sponsorship opportunities can include one or more of the following distinct areas of the entire Girls on the Run® program: Fall & Spring program, Girls on the Run Community 5k & Healthy Living Expo, and Lunafest Film Festival.  Details about each of these areas and their associated benefits in our Sponsorship Opportunities & Benefits sheet that we can send to you.

Where Does Your Money Go?

Sponsorship monies go to support our Girls on the Run® program in the Wood River Valley in the following ways:

  • Scholarships - Girls on the Run® is offered to all girls regardless of their ability to pay.  On average 50% of our fees are covered by scholarship.  Your sponsorship helps us offer the funds necessary to insure all girls are able to participate.
  • Curriculum Girls on the Run® uses organized, well-researched curriculum that is nationally proven.  Your sponsorship helps to supply and maintain the materials necessary to implement each of the 20 lessons in this curriculum.
  • Overhead – Although Girls on the Run® is primarily volunteer-based, we have necessary overhead costs to keep our program running.  These costs include t-shirts for each participant, liability insurance, licensing fees, individual site expenses, supplies and administration.  Your sponsorship helps to ensure these expenses can be met to keep our program running efficiently. 

Girls on the Run® of the Wood River Valley is a non-profit, 501c3 organization.  Your contributions are fully tax deductible.  To learn more about this exciting and effective program giving girls the opportunity to laugh, run, and learn to address the issues girls face everyday, please contact Mary Fauth, Executive Director, at 788-7863, or via our contact us form.

5 Alternatives to a Cash Donation

5 alternatives to cash donations

5 Alternatives to a Cash Donation

5 alternatives to cash donations

Donate your product, services or time

Lunafest is coming up and we're looking for items we can use in our silent auction.  It can be a product, professional service or something that just requires a bit of time... like dog walking or lawn mowing services.  Submit your product/services/time now!

Planned Giving/Bequests

Bequests:  A bequest is a gift of either money or property made through a will.  A charitable bequest to GOTR allows you to continue your support of our mission in the years ahead.  Any charitable bequest is deductible as an estate tax charitable contribution which may reduce your estate taxes.  To ensure your gift is received by GOTR, please make sure to designate the full, legal name of the organization in your will: "Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley".

Planned Giving:  We would be pleased and honored to work with you in designing a planned gift to GOTR.  Approved gifts of real estate and other life income sources are accepted.  Contact the GOTR for information about planned giving.

Use the power of your racing to make a difference

Want to use the power of running to make a difference in the life of a girl? Join Girls on the Run SoleMates, our charity running program. We are a team of male and female athletes who pursue individual goals, such as running a marathon, completing a triathlon or cycling event, or even doing our first 5k or 10k, to raise money for Girls on the Run of the Wood River Valley.

Leverage your online purchases, also provides give back dollars to organizations such as Girls on the Run.  They will donate directly .5 % of all purchases to GOTR.  To do this, you can go directly to their  AmazonSmile website.  We have also created a  wish list of items that we use season to season in our program delivery that you can purchase directly for us. 

Use Charity Miles App to Generate Funds for Girls on the Run
Charity Miles is a mobile phone app that tracks your distance as you run, bike or bike and makes a donation to your chosen charity based on the miles you complete.  Download, choose Girls on the Run as your charity and start tracking your outdoor adventure to rack up $$ for GOTR!

2016 gratitude report

2017 Gratitude Report

2016 gratitude report

2017 Gratitude Report