Girls at Work Announces Build Out of New Workshop Space Begins on January 21st

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For more information:

Kathryn Conway, Communications and Program Coordinator, Girls at Work, Inc.
([email protected]). Photos upon request.

Mobile: 603- 661-5172

Girls at Work, Inc., the award-winning nonprofit organization empowering girls through building with power tools in afterschool and summer camp programs, announced today that the build out of their new workshop space at 200 Bedford Street began on January 21st. Harvey Construction of Bedford is the General Contractor on behalf of Girls at Work.

“We are thrilled to be working with Harvey on our new space. They are an amazing team and they truly understand and care about our mission. To date it’s been an incredible collaboration of businesses in the trades as well as suppliers who are all engaged in making this space exceptional for our little builders” said Girls at Work Founder and Program Director, Elaine Hamel.

The new space will feature 2 brand-new woodshops featuring power tools furnished by BOSCH, a lumber storage area and a state-of-the-art STEM workshop with dedicated space for the GAW robotics team and for expanded science, technology, engineering and math programming.

“The opportunity to be able to relocate our workshop into the mill yard is extraordinary”,

Said Executive Director, Beth Dever. “We are profoundly grateful for the generous philanthropic support of a host of partners, especially FIRST for offering the space to us when they learned our current building was sold.”

To date, Girls at Work has raised approximately $200,00. “We are extremely grateful to the Lois Roy Dickerman Foundation for their lead gift.” Said Dever. “Their donation in conjunction with the generous support of the Archibald and Samuel P. Hunt Foundations allowed the first phase of construction to begin.”
Girls at Work estimates it will need an additional $200,000 to complete construction by their move date of April 30th.

Due to the urgency of the build, Girls at Work needs donors to contribute to the “Build With Us” Capital Campaign through a financial donation, taking advantage of naming opportunities in the new space, donating supplies and materials or volunteering your time to help paint and move during the months of March and April.

For further information please contact Kathryn Conway, Communications and Program Coordinator, at [email protected].

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