girlFriends is the high school volunteer organization serving Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. The group is solely student run by a high school leadership board, comprising girls representing high schools all over the greater Atlanta area. The leadership board was selected based on an application and interview process and students serve yearlong terms. Adult volunteer advisors and Children's representatives oversee the girls and help provide leadership training and practical applications. This group is designed for girls in ninth through twelfth grades who want to support Children's through volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects. girlFriends will follow the school calendar year and will require service hours to be filled outside the hospital.
In their first year, the girls have held successful general meetings with over 100 girls in attendance at the Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. During these meetings they have heard from interesting and educational speakers, done service work and had fun activities like a fashion show, make-up demonstration, health and fitness classes, and made crafts for patients in the hospitals.
The girls have planned and hosted several patient parties in the hospitals, held a teenage gift drive for the hospital patients, provided over 100 stockings filled with presents for patients hospitalized during the holidays, led the Atlanta Christmas Parade as lead banner and balloon carriers, and been featured in a segment spotlight on WSB for their volunteerism.
If you are interested in helping Georgia's children by joining girlFriends, visit the registration page or complete and mail our membership form.
General meetings are held at the Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church from 3 to 4:15 p.m. Please see below for upcoming General Meetings:
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If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Kate Myers with the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation. View the 2012 girlFriends leadership board.