Physical activity has a powerful role to play to help girls & young women in underserved communities during COVID-19.
Dream Big! and the girls and young women we serve need us now more than ever. With the closure of schools and the cancellation of sports and fitness programs, Dream Big! needs your support as we are working around the clock to keep girls and young women in economically disadvantaged communities active, while safely at home, for both their mental and physical well-being.
Since the pandemic began, Dream Big! has distributed over $200,000 worth of equipment, sports attire, athletic footwear and training facility fees to girls and young women from low-income situations.
We also have been providing girls with Dream Big! "Stay Home & Stay Active" workout kits to female student-athletes from low-income situations while we are providing girls and young women with equipment, athletic footwear, and the sports attire needed for them to train and compete at home and with their coaches virtually.
With the Boston Marathon and other Dream Big! fundraising events canceled or postponed Dream Big! launched a relief fund that will assist us in maintaining our ongoing work of ensuring that no girl or young women, from a low-income situation, is unable to train 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 their mental and physical well-being and now more than ever they will need their teammates, coaches 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 spring and summer and some of the "New Relief Funds" programs we have created as a result of Covid 19.
$50 will buy a pair of sneakers or cleats for a female student-athlete in need.
$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 physical education equipment to a teacher in an urban community to ensure that her/hist students have the equipment to exercise
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 currently unable to afford a $50 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 the pandemic. We are relying on all of our teammates to get us through this difficult time. All donations will 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! Happy New Year!
Linda Driscoll, President & CEO
P.O. Box 550245
Waltham, MA 02455