Girls at Work receives $50k grant from New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Lois G. Roy Dickerman Fund


A $50,000 grant from a donor-advised fund at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will help Girls at Work, Inc. to reach more girls and help them build confidence, self-esteem and leadership skills.

Girls at Work is a non-profit that teaches at-risk, low-income New Hampshire girls inner strength through woodworking skills. The grant will help further Girls at Work’s mission of empowering girls with the tools to overcome adversity and build confidence to face current and future life challenges by providing after-school and summer programs to reach our girls in need of building up.

“We are delighted to be providing another year of support to Girls at Work,” said Arthur Desaulnier, Richard Roy and Ted Roy, advisors to the Lois G. Roy Dickerman Fund.  “We know they are bringing effective programs to young girls whose lives will be positively impacted for years to come.”

Mel Gosselin, CEO of Girls at Work reported that, “In 2017, funding from the Lois G. Roy Dickerman Fund helped Girls at Work  reach 487 girls in need – up from 145 girls in 2016. This continued support will help us strengthen our program further. We have much more to do in 2018 with the hopes of furthering our work on solidifying our curriculum to increase the number of girls we reach throughout New Hampshire. We are incredibly grateful for the continued support as we build our infrastructure.”

About Girls at Work, Inc. Girls at Work empowers at-risk girls that struggle with feelings of powerlessness and defeated. The experience of building for the first time enables girls to overcome the fear associated with power tools, leaving them feeling powerful, strong and capable. For more information, please visit or call 603-345-0392. We welcome you to contact us to set up a meeting to tour our facility and witness first-hand the confidence we are building through our program.

About the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of more than 1,800 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit or call 603-225-6641.