How We're Empowering Girls In Partnership With Project Glimmer
As our name, AVEC LES FILLES, which means "With the Girls" en français, implies, we're all about connection, togetherness, and inclusion. We are also about empowerment, which is why we founded the Avec Les Filles Foundation with a mission to uplift and support women and girls worldwide. Through our foundation, we donate a portion of every sale from our site to fund notable charities dedicated to women's causes, and this year, we are excited to announce Project Glimmer as our principal beneficiary.
Project Glimmer was founded in 2010 by Sonja Hoel Perkins to build self-confidence in adolescent girls. Recognizing that self-confidence can empower girls to use their voice, defend their values, stand up to criticism, and fuel a vision for the future, but that it doesn't grow on its own, Project Glimmer set out to fuel that growth, especially among girls living in an environment of poverty, uncertainty, or fear.
Over the last 10+ years, Project Glimmer has grown from a single holiday gift drive for forgotten teenage girls to a nationwide platform of programs that inspires a girl's ambition, connects her with a network of peers and mentors, and supplements some of her most basic personal needs. Its 2,000 community partners have enabled Project Glimmer to reach over 1,000,000 girls in all 50 states.
We're so inspired by what Project Glimmer has already achieved and are excited to join forces with them and help inspire every girl to realize an empowered future. In addition to donating a portion of every sale from our site, we're also participating in their annual National Boxing Joy Day, where we'll donate Holiday gifts for deserving young women in all 50 states.
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Image courtesy of Project Glimmer