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Review for Girls Gotta Run Foundation Incorporated, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Girls Gotta Run is a small, committed and growing organization that empowers young Ethiopian girls through both athletics and education. I first learned of GGRF by looking at this unique artwork at a local bookstore here in Washington, DC. All of the pieces included shoes. Upon taking a closer look, I learned that a nonprofit had been started to give Ethiopian girls running shoes. Running was a way for them to delay marriage and invest in their own life. And they lacked shoes! I was a competitive runner in my day so I know how running had meant so much to me in terms of a platform for my life and my character. So, the least I could do was give a barefoot Ethiopian girl a pair of shoes and thus, a greater chance at life. So, I learned about GGRF and the rest is history. I have since joined the Board and continued my commitment to this great cause.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Likely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Board Member