Seeds of encouragement, donations and mentorship were sewn into me as a teenager, embarking upon her first trip to Europe, fresh out of high school. I didn’t understand how something so tiny, deeds so simple yet so generous, would overflow into nearly every area of my life. I changed my college plans, started a business, traveled to see even more countries and eventually made Italy my home, where my family and I reside today. All of this because of a program to travel to Italy, offered by my local community college. Today, my purpose and passion is to expose girls to the world, early, so they can see and build a future that is their own. Those seeds planted in me by my family, friends, my parent’s co-workers, teachers, mentors, church family and even strangers, became a firmly rooted tree with much fruit. We’re here to pay it forward.
-VICTORIA LYNN CHILDRESS, FOUNDER AND CEO
Ways you can give money
Travel costs. We work hard to create the most amazing experiences, in the most economical way. Thanks to our travel partners, sponsors and individuals like you, girls can experience a new culture that will impact her life forever. You can donate directly to our organization or to a girl’s campaign, you can also support our store, or sponsor a girl’s passport!
Ways you can give time
Our girls are amazing because they have amazing support, mentorship and guidance.
SPREAD THE WORD! Tell parents of young girls about GirlGO and encourage the young girls in your life to explore traveling to a new country!
If you know a GirlGO trip participant, or if you don’t, share their fundraising profile with your family, friends and social media network to help her get to Italy in 2018!
Your general donation helps GIRLGO and our girls. While they have their own campaigns, your general donation helps to close the gap of a girl who may come up short on their campaign. Donations can be as little as $5 and large as $5 million. 🙂
SUPPORT OUR STORE
We have designed some cute and handsome travel-inspired tees that help our girls get to Italy! Our tees and other designs will be available for fundraiser sale Fall 2019! You can be stylish and support a great cause!
For our super generous donors who want to help a girl with her trip payments (the total cost for flights, lodging, meals, etc) you can make a direct payment toward her payment plan! You can tell us who your trip payment is for, or we’ll designate it to a girl in need!