Today’s G-Team campaign launched on Groupon to benefit Girls On The Run Chicago (GOTRC). GOTRC empowers girls through participation in a 12-week afterschool program to train for a 5k run. The confidence building program joins girls ages 8-13 with mentors who teach them team building, fitness, and lessons on positive self-image.
This is an excellent opportunity for Groupon users to help improve the self-esteem of young girls from low-income communities, as well as promote healthy lifestyle choices.
The campaign already hit its tipping point to fund at least one girl and for every additional $250 raised another girl will be enrolled in the training program. Donations can be made in $5, $10, and $25 increments. Donors who make a $25 donation will also receive free admission to the New Balance Girls On the Run 5k presented by the Chicago Fire on November 13th to run along with the Girls On The Run.
The G-Team campaign for Girls On The Run Chicago is featured today on Groupon and will run until midnight tomorrow, September 30th. Look for the campaign in the side bar of the Groupon Chicago page.
Posted by Patty, Written by Community Relations Intern Lisa Donaldson
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We’re excited to announce the launch of G-Team, a new way to leverage the collective power of Groupon’s subscribers and customers to benefit our local communities. Each week we’ll identify a genuine community need and one simple thing you can do to get involved. Through G-Team, we’ll bring you the best causes in your community and only ask you to donate or act if enough people team up, ensuring your efforts will actually make a difference.
What types of community partnerships will G-Team feature? G-Team campaigns will typically aid specific projects to benefit the local communities of our subscribers. Through philanthropic fundraisers, volunteer events, and opportunities for civic engagement we hope to help you address the causes you care about.
Each G-Team campaign will be set up on The Point and featured on Groupon the day of its launch. You can learn about campaigns by checking Groupon.com, reading your daily Groupon e-mail, or by browsing G-Team tagged campaigns on The Point.
We’re launching our pilot G-Team in Chicago, and hope to come to your city soon. Today we’re highlighting a G-Team campaign to benefit Chicago Public School teachers. In partnership with today’s featured Groupon business, the Chicago Photography Academy ,we hope you’ll help us fund a study group through the Chicago Foundation for Education where teachers can build skills to inspire the children in our community. Check out today’s G-Team campaign on The Point.
We’ll have a dedicated submission page soon; in the meantime, we hope you’ll leave ideas for campaigns to support in the comments below.
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