Gals That Give Charity in Delaware

Gals That Give Charity is giving back to non-profit organizations through monthly “Girls Night Out” events. To date, the events have collectively raised over $16,298 for local charities in Kent County, Delaware. Newly launched non-profit, Gals That Give Charity invites women to their “Girls Night Out” event on Thursday May 15th, 2014 for dinner, drinks and philanthropy.

The event will be held in Dover, Delaware from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the Outlook at the Duncan Center. Women interested in attending can RSVP online by May 12th. Gals That Give Charity DelawareGals That Give Charity was founded in late 2013 by woman professionals that have a profound interest in philanthropic work.

“The concept combines the typical professional networking event with an evening out with the girls. Every girl welcomes a chance to have a nice dinner out to catch up with old friends and meet new ones,” says founder Erin Barrett, Events Coordinator of The Outlook at The Duncan Center.

Held on the third Thursday of each month, the proceeds go directly to the designated charity for that month. The entry fee is $25 and includes a three course menu with an appetizer and dessert. Refreshments and a cash bar are also available. In addition to dinner and drinks, there is a chance to win items from a silent, “pick-a-prize” style auction and participate in a 50/50 raffle. Auction items are donated to the cause from local businesses and have included home décor, fashion accessories, professional services, artwork by local artists and gift certificates to local restaurants.

Each event has approximately 20 to 40 auction items and all funds raised by the auction and raffle go directly to the charity of the month. May will mark the seventh Gals That Give event. To date, Gals That Give has raised over $16,298. “We can attribute our success to the growing network of women that continue to support Gals That Give by bringing a friend, donating an auction item and spreading the word through our social channels like Facebook and Twitter,” says founder Kim Willson, partner of Ruggerio Willson & Associates. In addition to raising funds, the Gals That Give event is the ideal opportunity for the featured charity to educate others about their mission through presentations and guest speakers.

In February, there was not a dry eye in the room when and cancer survivor Ray Failing shared her personal experience and appreciation for Cancer Support Community’s work with the audience. “Gals That Give goes beyond the typical networking event. The ladies that join us each month are from all generations, professions and causes. It truly brings us together as a community,” says founder Christina Lessard of Lessard Builders.

According to their mission statement, community is a key factor behind the work of Gals That Give Charity. “We believe that women are a fundamental component to building stronger communities and relationships in our area,” says founder Stephanie Turner of George and Lynch. “By connecting local non-profit organizations with the Gals That Give community, we hope to make a substantial impact where we live and breathe every day.”

The next event on Thursday, May 15th will benefit Girls on the Run, Delaware. The event will be at The Outlook at The Duncan Center in Dover, Delaware from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Those interested in attending the event can register via the online invitation  

About Girls on the Run: Girls on the Run® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world where every girl knows and activates her limitless potential and is free to boldly pursue her dreams. A life-changing, non-profit program for girls in the 3rd through 8th grade, their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. Running is used to inspire and motivate girls, encourage lifelong health and fitness, and build confidence through accomplishment. At each season’s conclusion, the girls and their running buddies, complete a 5k running event. Completing a 5k gives the girls a tangible sense of achievement as well as a framework for setting and achieving life goals. The result—making the seemingly impossible, possible and teaching girls that they can. To learn more about Girls on The Run Delaware, you can visit their website or Facebook page.

About Gals That Give Charity Gals that Give was founded in late 2013 by Kim Willson, Stephanie Turner, Erin Barrett, Catrina Sharp and Christina Lessard. Gals That Give Charity recently earned their 501©3 status by teaming up with the the CenDel Foundation. Gals That Give Charity is giving back to the local non-profit organizations in the Kent County, Delaware community. Gals that Give Charity’s mission is to cultivate local community non-profit organizations by connecting them with a larger network so they can continue to make an impact where they live and breathe every day. Gals That GiveCharity is on Facebook, Twitter and can be reached via email GalsThatGiveCharity(at)gmail(dot)com.