Monday
Feb102014

Volunteer information & 20% off shop night!

Join us for a private shopping opportunity, wine & nibbles at Sturtos Hailey to find out!  Past coaches, participants and other volunteers will be on hand to answer your questions while you shop Sturtos receiving 20% off store wide (including unheard of summer bikes!).  Wine & nibbles to be served!

Monday
Feb102014

Now accepting applications for Youth Board Member

Are you a youth that would like to embrace our differences and find strength in our connectedness?

Do you nurture your physical, emotional and spiritual health?

Do you believe in standing up for ourselves and others, while expressing joy, optimism and gratitude through your words, thoughts and actions?   

Would you like to help us lead with an open heart and impact other young girls' lives in the Wood River Valley? 

Girls on the Run is now accepting applications for one youth to serve a 1-year term on our Board of Directors.  Applications will be accepted through March 31 and the term will run from May until June of 2015.  Youth in grades 9-11 are welcome to submit their applications online.  

Tuesday
Jan072014

New coach training is set for March 8th!!

Monday
Dec022013

Use your online shopping power to make an affect locally 

We hope our community supported local retailers by shopping SMALL this past holiday weekend, and continue to make local purchasing choices as much as possible!  Our retailers support organizations like GOTR with donations and supplies when we need it most!  If you do how ever plan to participate in Cyber Monday shopping, or have that special something that you need to get to special someone accross the country, we wanted to make you aware of away you can do this and still positively affect local organization and local people!

When you sign up through Social Good Network you can shop dozens of online shops such as Target, GAP, Orbitz, Nordstrom, Best Buy, itunes, and many more.  At no additional costs and at rates you'd find by first shopping directly with these companies, you'll earn credits that you can then donate to the cause of your choice.  Check out the step by step process below.

Also, one large online retailer Amazon.com, 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.

What is Social Good Network?

Social Good Network (SGN) makes charitable giving simple, social and sustainable. You raise money for nonprofits by shopping through the SGN website, email links and mobile applications. Members spread the word, and the goodness, giving in both new and traditional ways. 

How It Works

Retail partners reward Social Good Network for purchases from the SGN website, email links and mobile site. When you make an eligible purchase, you earn money to donate directly to your favorite causes. Shopping on Social Good Network doesn't cost you any more than purchasing items directly from the retailer, but the money earned makes a difference for the nonprofits you give to. 

Every quarter, Social Good Network tallies up the proceeds and send checks to the organizations like Girls on the Run Idaho that member shopping and donations support. Amazon purchases may not be individually tracked so proceeds from these purchases are directed to the Community Pot.

Step 1:  Go to www.socialgoodnetwork.com and click the "Join Us" button. Enter your name, email address, and create a password. When you're logged in as a member, you can access your account information from your dashboard, at the top of the page. This shows how much money you've earned to direct to projects, and keeps track of your favorite nonprofits and retailers.

Step 2:  Access retailers through the links on our Shop for Good pages. These links take you directly to the retailer's website. Make your purchase.

Step 3:  Credits for eligible purchases are added to your Social Good Network account, typically within 48-72 hours.  Search for Girls on the Run Idaho Treasure Valley under "Support Nonprofits" and then direct your donations to us by clicking "Give for Good" on our organization's page.  Girls on the Run Idaho Treasure Valley also accepts secure direct donations.

Step 4:  Sit Back and Relax - you have done a good deed for the day.  

Thank you so much for your support. This makes a huge difference in the lives of pre-teen girls in the Wood River Valley and we appreciate your help!   

Any questions, contact Girls on the Run by email or at (208) 788-7863.

  
Sunday
Oct062013

Student Collaboration Brings Free Showing of "Girl Rising"

One Girl With Courage is a Revolution

Girls on the Run is excited to partner with a team of students at the Community School to promote a FREE showing of the documentary "Girl Rising."  These students have been planning this event with the help of students from Wood River High School, Sage School and Silver Creek Alternative.  Just 10 days after the International Day of the Girl, this community showing will take place on Monday, October 21st at 6 p.m. at the Community School auditorium. 

Girl Rising is a groundbreaking feature film that spotlights the stories of nine unforgettable girlsborn into unforgiving circumstances. The film captures their dreams, their voices and their remarkable lives. It is also a movement dedicated to empowering and achieving educational equity for girls around the world.

The rating of this film is PG-13 for thematic material including disturbing images.