FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Girls at Work, Inc., the NH based non-profit organization is opening their first ever, local headquarters in downtown Manchester, NH. An open house was held to celebrate and to kick off a crowd-funding campaign. The funds from the campaign will allow the organization to renovate their space.
On June 11, Girls at Work, Inc. held an open house at their new location at 4 Elm Street in Manchester. Mayor Gatsas was in attendance as well as mayoral candidates Patrick Arnold and Joyce Craig, Ward 9 Alderman Barbara Shaw, Manchester School Superintendent and Manchester’s 21st Century Program Director, John Hasenfuss.
The organization also kicked off their online fundraising campaign to raise funds needed to renovate their new space. Their Indiegogo campaign can be viewed at http://igg.me/at/girlsatwork. They have a 3-tier goal:
• $10,000 will allow them to renovate the space.
• $15,000 will buy all the tools and equipment for the new wood shop area.
• $20,000 will equip the new office space with office supplies for their operations staff.
Girls at Work has been working with young and at-risk girls throughout New Hampshire and New England for the last fifteen years, and was recently approved to work with the Manchester School Department’s 21st Century Program. Girls at Work will be launching their after school program in select Manchester schools this fall.
Girls at Work is an organization dedicated to empowering girls by teaching them woodworking skills and how to safely use power tools to build with a team of girls. The organization helps them discover their inner power tools of strength and courage, tools that many will need. Their mission statement is, “Through woodworking, we challenge girls to discover their inner power tools of strength and courage, empowering them to overcome adversity in their lives.”
Photos from the event by Matthew Lommano Photography