It costs us well over $10,000 every month our doors are closed.

Our response to COVID-19

The health and safety of our staff, participants and partners is our top priority. Our team has been working remotely since March 3rd and will continue to do so as long as social distancing guidelines are in place. We’ve suspended all programs and events, and are following local guidelines in an effort to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.

The crisis continues to evolve at a rapid pace, but so far, we have recognized three main categories of impact:

  • Programming: All of our programs have been temporarily suspended, abiding by government requirements to halt all non-essential activities in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Staffing: With programming at a standstill, this crisis has disrupted the delivery of critical programming. This has already had devastating effects, resulting in furloughs and loss of revenues due to program closures and event cancellations.
  • Technology: With communities nationwide shifting to a remote work model, we are adapting program activities to digital formats in order to further promote infection control measures.

While the situation is changing by the minute, one thing we know for sure is that our work is absolutely critical—even more today than ever. Girls in our society are already behind their male peers in many areas of life. Rates of violence, abuse and school dropouts will skyrocket as a result of the pandemic as seen in the past after so many other crises.

Our COVID-19 Emergency Fund will ensure that we have the resources we need to prioritize and protect our girls through new and improved programming that relies on sustained staffing and new technology solutions. To contribute, please consider joining Play Like a Girl and becoming a part of our monthly giving community. Start with a tax-deductible gift as low as $35/month. Or, you can make a one-time gift.

Help keep our girls healthy and safe

During a crisis like COVID-19, social emotional learning and support for girls are essential. 100% of your donation helps equip girls with the life-changing resources and support they need to thrive.