Mar 20, 2016 8:11 AM ET

Archived: Help Girls Rock!Des Moines Grow in 2016: GR!DSM helps girls to feel empowered through music education, creation, and performance

iCrowdNewswire - Mar 20, 2016

GR!DSM helps girls to feel empowered through music education, creation, and performance.



It’s 2016, and we’ve come a long way baby. Since our first summer day camp in 2013, we’ve served over 100 girls in the Des Moines Metro. 
Some of our accomplishments:

  • We’ve had 22 bands record at Sonic Factory 
  • Had 13 GR!DSM performances at 80/35
  • Held 4 day camps and 1 overnight camp
  • Provided 60 scholarships (that more than half of all of our participants!)
  • 98.5% of campers said that our programs helped them gain confidence
And that’s just the beginning. GR!DSM is working to expand its programming so that our campers can feel connected and confident all year long!
You can help our campers through your donations. Your gifts help cover the costs of scholarships, lunches and snacks, equipment, studio time, camp instructors, insurance. Every dollar you give goes to ensuring we can provide quality programming to our campers.

What Your Donation Funds…

This year, we are raising money specifically for our summer day camp and our over night camp. 

Your gifts support our Summer Day Camp by funding the following:

  • Need-based Scholarships
  • Reduced price lunches for scholarship recipients
  • Program supplies
  • Camp Insurance
  • Studio time
  • Showcase concert expenses
  • Volunteer stipends
Your gifts support our Overnight Camp by funding the following:
  • Need-based Scholarships
  • Facilities Rental
  • Three daily meals and snacks for all campers
  • Program supplies
  • Camp Insurance
  • Volunteer Stipends

The Impact

Every year, GR!DSM launches an online fundraising campaign, which is the primary source of funding for our summer programs. It is because of your generous donations that the organization continues to provide quality music education and empowerment programs for girls in the Des Moines Metro.


Other Ways You Can Help

GR!DSM understands that sometimes it’s just not possible to contribute dollars, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • Please share this campaign through your social media to help us reach as many donors as possible
  • You can also volunteer your time at the camp(s). Click here for information
  • Donate your unused music gear and instruments. Click here for information
Thank you so much for you support…YOU ROCK!
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Contact Information:

Rae Fehring

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