Girls On The Run of Greater Kansas City
Support OUR International Philanthropy
Mission: Our philanthropic mission is to provide experiences and resources that build spiritual, mental and social resiliency in girls. We do this through our philanthropic focus, Building Strong Girls.
Girls on the Run is an organization one of our International philanthropies supports and we have a group right here in the Kansas City area. We support two 5K events each year; each hosting nearly 3500 participants. One in the fall and one in the spring, both at Sporting KC. The race brings togethers teams from across Kansas City. Each team consists of 15 participants and a coach, a volunteer, who works with girls 3rd-5th grade. Each team meets twice a week for 10 weeks and the culmination of their time together is a party–the 5K run. During their meetings, they do an activity, learn about gratitude, not bullying, working as a team and community involvement. All participants receive a snack at each meeting, as well as a water bottle and a t-shirt to use in the race. It fits the philanthropy theme of Gamma Phi Beta–Building Strong Girls.
If you would like to support Girls on the Run monetarily, there are several ways you can participate. It costs $135 per child for that 10 week period and their 5K final event. You can give any amount and the monies collected would be used collectively to support one child, many children or an entire team. We’re working on a way for you to give through our alumnae chapter currently. Check back for more info soon!
OUR SPECIAL ROLE: THE HOSPITALITY AREA
The Greater KC Alumnae Group of Gamma Phi Beta is in charge of working the hospitality area for post-race snacks! We distribute the food donations to the participants and make it THE place to be for these events. Trust us, it’s a whirlwind of fun and giving back in action – right at the finish line of the event!
For more information about Girls on the Run in Kansas City click here.