In order to provide new and exciting experiences for our Little Sisters, we require additional funding for specific activities and events.  Please consider sponsoring an upcoming event.  Our sponsorships include recognition in our newsletter, Facebook page, Instagram, and website.  We would also be honored for our sponsors to attend the events if they choose.

Please note that events in 2021 will remain virtual until we can safely gather in person.

Virtual Big Sister Appreciation Night - sponsored by Shop Good and Nicole Celeste Marquel

Being a Big Sister is not easy. The success of our matches is a team effort but relies heavily on the commitment Big Sisters make to their Little Sisters and the program. Every year we dedicate at least one evening to Big Sisters to show our appreciation for what they do. This year we held a virtual spa night for our Bigs!

Virtual Game Nights, Crafts, and Community Building - $1,500

It is so important to stay connected and share some laughter with our community!  Our Big and Little Sisters love gathering for games, crafts, trivia, and fun on Zoom.  Recently, we had a Valentine’s themed cookie painting party!  Sponsorship is needed for activities and prizes!

Vision Boarding, Goal Setting, Hair Identity and Celebrating Ourselves - $1,500

As we anticipate a world where we get to go on outings again, our Big and Little Sisters will envision the year ahead… setting goals, talking about dreams, and empowering themselves to create their futures.  As part of this exercise, we will talk about our “hair identity” and our hair experience as females and across cultures.  This is part of an ongoing theme of celebrating ourselves for who we are.  Funding is needed for vision board supplies and facilitation.

Virtual S.T.E.M. Themed Baking Event - sponsored by Terri Denning

Big and Little Sisters will gather for a virtual baking event!  While our treats are baking, we will receive a science lesson on the chemistry involved in baking!  Sponsorship includes baking supplies, delivery, and science lesson.

Virtual Ongoing Big Sister Trainings - $500

Ongoing mentor training contributes to more effective, long lasting, high quality mentoring relationships. Girls Rising Big Sisters will be offered three ongoing training workshops each year.  Current and past topics include:  Trauma Informed Mentoring, Race: Are We So Different?, Body Positivity, De-stigmatizing Mental Health, Motivational Interviewing, Recognizing Signs of Abuse, and more.  Funding goes to supporting our skilled instructors and facilitators..

Virtual Graduation Celebration - $500

Girls Rising Little Sisters have a 100% graduation rate!  And we want to celebrate our grads as they take the next step into their future.  Funding is needed for graduation gifts and prizes.

Virtual Book Club and Read Alongs - $750

Girls Rising offers book recommendations to our Big and Little Sisters on a weekly basis, and funding is needed to purchase books, plus offer prizes when we gather for a read-along!

Annual Back to School Picnic - $4,000

Keeping a focus on education is an important mission for Girls Rising. Our Back to School Picnic not only celebrates the upcoming school year but ensures the girls have the supplies they need to be successful. Matches will enjoy a day of outdoor fun and bonding, facilitated by Outdoor Outreach.  Sponsorship provides the outdoor water sports activity, back-packs, and school supplies for each of the girls as well as food and drink for the picnic.  Partial sponsorship options are available.  We hope this will be our first in-person event of 2021!

Annual Career Day – partially sponsored by Gritty Movement

Each year, Gritty Movement coordinates a Career Day for our Little Sisters to explore and plan for their future.  The girls hear from women leaders in a variety of fields, ranging from university professor, nurse, attorney, photographer, policewoman, therapist, and more!  We hold workshops on resume writing, business pitch ideas, and really help our Little Sisters to feel excited and empowered on their path.  Donations are needed for venue, activities, food and beverage, and career focussed gift bags.

Annual Halloween Party - $500

Our annual Halloween party is a popular, fun event for the girls to unwind and socialize with each other and their Big Sisters. Funding is needed for food, beverages, activities, movie screening, and other party supplies.

Annual Holiday Event - $4,000

Our Little Sisters will participate in community service (such as helping at a food bank), receive “want” and “need” holiday gifts, and enjoy holiday themed activities (such as ice skating). Funding is needed for venue, activities, food, beverages, gifts and other party supplies. There is also an option for gift donations. Contact us for details.

To sponsor an event, please email us at info@girlsrisingsd.org or call (619) 297-1135.