The holiday season is upon us and as we prepare to decorate our homes, shop for gifts, and spend time with loved ones we should remember that we RECEIVE more when we GIVE more. Small changes in the way we give during the holidays can have a large impact on our world. This is why Cool Girls created the Holiday Shopping Extravaganza. We want girls to feel the joy, hope and love the holiday season brings.
On Saturday, December 14th over 200 girls will be rewarded for their attendance and positive behavior in the Cool Girls after-school club. Girls will dance, complete Arts & Crafts, and of course Shop until they drop using their Cool Points to “purchase” items donated by supporters like YOU! Will you join us in making the Holidays Bright for Atlanta’s girls?
We are still in need of the following items:
- Small electronics (MP3 Players, Headphones, Cameras, etc)
- Gift Cards/Monetary Donations
Imagine a shopping mall where you can fill Ikea shopping bags full of clothes, shoes and accessories and not have to pay a dime for it. Next imagine that you are given a backpack full of the supplies needed to prepare you for your first few months of school. Well, imagine no more because on July 27, this is exactly what happened to 127 Cool Girls when they attended the 21st annual Cool Girls Back to School Shopping Day sponsored by the Episcopal Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.
For 21 years St. Peter and St. Paul Church has worked year round to put on a production that revels a Broadway stage play to ensure that every Cool Girl receives everything they need to start their school year off in style. Words cannot express the appreciation and gratitude we feel when so much effort is put into empowering our girls to prepare for academic success. One of our parents said it best when she said, “This was my daughter’s first shopping experience and she had a great time. Their generosity helped stretch our family budget and for that I am extremely grateful.”
We are proud to announce that our commitment to providing quality after-school Girls Clubs in Atlanta Public and Dekalb County Schools is stronger than ever and in September we will empower over 400 girls. Through our life-skills development curriculum, Cool Tech and Cool Fitness programs, girls will receive holistic teaching by trained facilitators and volunteers. If you are looking for an afternoon filled with fun and girl power we invite you to join us as a volunteer.
Bowling to support a great cause was great fun as 160 corporate donors, volunteers, friends and family members of Cool Girls joined forces to raise funds at the 5th Annual Pink Pin Bowl.
On Sunday, August 25, 2013, Atlanta community supporters bowled, danced, and bid on fantastic silent auction items to raise funds that directly support the Cool Sisters’ Mentoring Program. A program designed to match one caring female adult mentor with one Cool Girl to develop a meaningful relationship while monitoring academic progress and personal development.
We are excited to announce that during our Pink Pin Bowl we raised over $46,000 through the kind contributions of sponsors who include: CB Richard Ellis, Midtown Bowl, Perennial Properties, Walmart, Enerecap, Kutak Rock, BB&T, Lockheed Martin, Cbeyond, GA Natural Gas, Sarah Hutton, and Chris Reynolds. We are grateful to all who participated.
Cool Sisters Rap Session-Merry, Mix & Mingle
Thursday, 12/5 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Holiday Shopping Extravaganza
Saturday, 12/14 10:00am – 2:00pm
McNair Discovery Learning Academy
Site Coordinator & Volunteer Training
Saturday, 1/11 10:00am – 2:00pm
Parkside Elementary School
Cool Fitness Week
Monday 1/13- Thursday 1/16
Thursday, 1/16 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Cool Sisters’ Match Session
Saturday, 1/18 10:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday, 1/25 10:00am – 2:00pm
Saturday, 1/25 10:00am – 2:00pm
Cool Tech Week
Monday, 1/27 – Thursday 1/30