Monday, December 21, 2009

Tis the season...the say Thank You!

Please accept our deepest thanks on behalf of the more than 900,000 girls reached by Girls Inc. every year and for everything you do to help inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. All of us in the Girls Inc. family send our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones this holiday season.

If you would like to offer additional support to girls as part of your end-of-year giving traditions, here are a few ways you can help make a difference locally:
Plus, if you need some last minute holiday gift ideas, check out and give the gift of Girls Inc. merchandise!

We thank you for your generosity and continued commitment and wish you the best for a healthy and prosperous new year.
- All of us at Girls Incorporated of the Northern Sacramento Valley

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Our Holiday WISH LIST

It's the time of year when Santa's mail box is full of letters from little girls and boys, documenting the things they hope for all year round and Girls Inc. thinks it is time to do the same!

In an effort to provide giving opportunities for all generous contributors during this holiday season, we have compiled a Girls Inc. NSV Wish List. There are items for every budget and support level, from supplies and crafts to Girls Inc. logo materials and prizes for our girls!

The process is simple:

  1. Visit and look for the Wish List link or check out the list below to see if you have any of the needed items

  2. Contact Emily Westphal, Executive Director of Girls Inc. NSV, at (530)527-7767 or to schedule a drop-off or pick-up time that works best for you

  3. Enjoy the benefits of helping our local Girls Inc. organization provide vital services during the holidays and have a great tax write-off

Happy Holidays from Girls Incorporated of the Northern Sacramento Valley!

Girls Inc. NSV Wish List
  • Colored markers/Sharpies
  • Dry erase pens
  • Pencils
  • Pencil sharpeners
  • Pens (black, blue, or red)
  • Glue sticks
  • Colored paper
  • White paper
  • Poster board
  • Tri-fold project boards
  • Foam board
  • Easel pads
  • Easels (small or large)
  • Scissors
  • Rubber bands
  • Note cards
  • Journals
  • Stickers
  • Red pocket folders
  • Fabric
  • Manila envelopes
  • Paper plates
  • Paper cups
  • Plastic cutlery
  • Napkins
  • Healthy snacks
  • Water bottles
  • USB flash drives
  • Folding carriers w/ wheels
  • Reusable grocery bags
  • Camping supplies
  • Outdoor supplies
  • Folding tables
  • Folding chairs
  • Storage tubs
  • Girls Inc. NSV banners
  • Girls Inc. logo T-shirts
  • Sponsorship of Girls Inc. "shwag" items
  • Gift cards to:
      • Wal-Mart
      • Office Depot
  • $10 gift cards for girls to:
      • Starbucks
      • Jamba Juice
      • Dutch Bros.
      • In-N-Out

Monday, November 30, 2009

"Dear World"

Girls Incorporated has been celebrating girls’ voices and providing a safe place for sharing since 1864. That commitment is now being taken to a new level with the Girls Inc. "Dear World" public education campaign.

We asked girls everywhere,
“If you could send a message to the whole world about what it’s like growing up as a girl today, what would you say?”

They spoke--and wrote, shouted, laughed, whispered, and signed--saying, 
“The only person I want to be is me!”

Join Girls Inc. NSV and Girls Inc. National in honoring girls’ voices. Help us ask the whole world to sit up, pay attention, and celebrate along with us.

Girls Inc. wants to celebrate YOUR voice too! Visit to post your own "Dear World" message for everyone to see.

If you are a girl: What does the whole world need to know about what it's like growing up as a girl today?

If you are a woman: What do you want girls today to know about what it was like for you when you were a girl?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Girls Inc. & Dove

Girls Inc. is honored to partner with Dove in their efforts to raise self-esteem in young girls across the country!

As a part of the "Thank You For Making A Difference" campaign, Dove will contribute up to $500,000 to be shared among Girls Inc. and two other organizations that support the brand's mission to build self-esteem.

Visit this Girls Inc.& Dove link, enter the UPC codes from your Dove products, and designate $1 of each entry to Girls Inc. and our new Mind+Body initiative. This program gives girls the knowledge, skills, and attitude required to maintain a healthy and positive sense of self.

The deadline is December 15th so don't delay!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is the 1st official post on the Girls Inc. of the Northern Sacramento Valley blog! We will be using this social networking tool to provide our supporters and community members with opportunities to learn about the local and national efforts of Girls Inc. to "inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold" in everything they do and accomplish. Keep visiting our blog for pictures, information, and upcoming events!