girlFriends, a volunteer group of ninth to twelfth grade high school girls, is dedicated to fundraising throughout the school year for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. girlFriends supports Children's through membership, volunteer opportunities, fundraising events and special service projects at our hospital campuses. Each year, girlFriends' participates in a variety of events and service activities, such as:
- girlFriends’ Battle of the Bands
- Children’s Christmas Parade
- Miracle Marathon
- Mailbox Brigade
The student-run leadership board is made up of representatives from high schools throughout the greater Atlanta area who are selected based on an application and interview process. Students serve year-long terms under the supervision of adult volunteers and hospital representatives.
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girlFriends hosts monthly general membership meetings at the Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church
, with nearly 100 girls in attendance each meeting. During these meetings, students have the opportunity to hear from Children's patients, staff and other informative speakers. In addition to speakers, monthly meetings include activities such as fashion shows, fitness classes, special holiday activities and toy, clothing and toiletry drives.
Meetings are scheduled for the following dates (all Sundays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.):
The 2015-2016 girlFriends leadership board applications are available now. The application deadline has been extended to April 15. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Maddy Kikkert with the Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation.
Interviews for rising 11th/12th graders will be held after school on April 15, 16, and 17 at the Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian. Maddy Kikkert will contact candidates to schedule these interviews.