Physical activity has a powerful role to play to help girls & young women in underserved communities during COVID-19. #GivingTuesdayNow
Dream Big! and the girls and young women we serve need us now more than ever. With the abrupt closure of schools, and cancellation of sports and fitness programs, Dream Big! needs your support as we are working around the clock to provide Dream Big! "Stay Home & Stay Active" workout kits to female student athletes from low-income situations while we prepare for the surge of requests that will need to be filled when the student athletes we serve are able to return to the courts, tracks, fields and into the gym when it is safe to do so.
With the Boston Marathon and other Dream Big! fundraising events cancelled or postponed Dream Big! is launching a relief fund that will assist us in maintaining our ongoing work of ensuring that no female student athlete from a low-income situation, is forced to drop out of sports or unable to return to college due to the cost of equipment, athletic footwear, program fees, school supplies, travel costs or textbooks.
Participation in sports and physical activities contributes to girls' health, education and overall well being and now more than ever they will need their teammates, coaches and exercise to get them through this difficult time.
Your support will help us with funding some of the immediate needs we have while preparing for the summer and fall and some of the "New Relief Funds" programs we have created as a result of Covid 19.
$100 will pay for one "Stay Home & Stay Active" workout kit that we are shipping to female athletes in need. (Kit items include: An agility ladder, sports ball, jump rope, resistance parachute and cones)
$500 will fund one Dream Big! Female Athlete Covid Relief Empowerment Scholarship to help female student athletes in high school or college to pay for school supplies, books, sports attire and the basic items and travel costs needed to return to school or college when it is safe to do so.
$1000 will provide a girls community based program, such as a boys and girls club and/or BCYF community centers, with some much needed additional sports/recreational equipment this summer due to an anticipate large spike in the numbers of youth utilizing their facilities and programs with the cancellation of many camps and sports programs.
Please help Dream Big! through this very difficult time so no girl gets left on the sidelines or out of a classroom because she is currrently unable to afford a $75 pair of sneakers or $200 worth of books or school supplies.
Dream Big! is very grateful for your continued support through the ongoing impacts of COVID-19. We are relying on all of our teammates to get us through this difficult time. All donations will be help us to be there to get the girls and young women we serve back onto the playing field when it is safe to do so.
Thank you & stay safe!
Linda Driscoll, President & CEO
281 Needham Street, Suite 202
Newton, MA 02464