Thirty-One’s New Charitable Partnership Aims to Empower Girls

Thirty-One Gifts is partnering with Girls on the Run International as official sponsor of the charity’s 20th birthday campaign.

Girls on the Run seeks to empower girls through a 10-week program that integrates running with positive youth development. Led by volunteer coaches, the program brings together girls in grades 3 to 8, helping them to build confidence, character and connection. At the close of each program, the girls take part in a local Girls on the Run 5K. Last year, the organization’s 5K series included more than 350 events across the country.

“Building confident girls and women is at the heart of what we do,” Cindy Monroe, Thirty-One Founder, President & CEO, said in a statement. “Through our charitable program, Thirty-One Gives, we have a commitment to changing the alarming statistic that a girl’s self-esteem peaks at the age of 9, and we believe that, with Girls on the Run, we can change that statistic.”

In 2016, Girls on the Run is celebrating 20 years of service—and more than 1 million girls served—with a birthday campaign sponsored by Thirty-One Gives. The initiative extends to Thirty-One’s independent sales consultants across the country, who will provide volunteer support at this year’s Girls on the Run 5K events.

“Thirty-One Gifts also has a long history of encouraging women to achieve their limitless potential. We’re excited to team up with Thirty-One Gifts and grateful for their support in inspiring strong girls,” said Theresa Miller, Girls on the Run Vice President of Partnerships and Development.

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