Girls At Work: Giving Back to Our Community

Girls at Work, Inc is a local nonprofit teaching girls that they CAN do it. Girls at Work, Inc. empowers girls with the tools to overcome adversity and build confidence to face current and future life challenges. They support and encourage their builders to not feel powerless but to feel powerful, strong and capable. 

Over the summer Girls at Work host camps where girls can come in and learn how to use power tools, learn to build things, and make friends. ‘Build Me Up Girls Summer Camp’ has been working on building picnic tables during their time at the camp.

Girls building the picnic tables like a pro.

As a thank you to First Responders for what they do for our community, Girls at Work summer campers along with the Girls’ Leadership Camp at Kimball Union Academy, decided to donate the picnic tables that they’ve built. Mayor Joyce Craig joined them alongside first responders from Manchester Police Department, Manchester Fire Department, American Medical Response, CarePlus Ambulance, Catholic Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, and Manchester Animal Shelter. In total, Girls at Work donated 10 picnic tables! Along with their picnic tables these hard working first responders also got to take home and wooden plank signed by the girls who made the tables.

Donating their picnic tables with the signed wooden planks.

Girls at Work found it extremely important to give back to our first responders for all the hard work they do day in and day out. “Sometimes you feel overwhelmed by the need. We want to take a moment and thank those who dedicate their time so passionately to our community” explains Elaine Hamel, the founder and program director for Girls at Work. It is important for us as citizens of the United States to understand the importance of first responders and Girls at Work was able to do that.


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About Erin Loughran

Erin is currently studying at SNHU with a major in business studies and a double focus in organizational leadership and marketing. She has prior interning experiences in sales, hiring, and quality control management. She just spent five months in Disney for the Disney College Program where she studied organizational leadership.