Girls on the Run of Montgomery County, MD ( provides more than 130 schools with a positive youth development program that incorporates running. Over the course of the 10-week program, girls in third through eighth grades develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with a celebratory family 5K event.

Headquartered: Rockville

Serves: Montgomery County

What a donation buys:

  • $175 provides full financial aid for a girl.
  • $1,000 provides running shoes for 25 girls.
  • $10,000 provides full financial aid for three teams (60 girls).

Volunteer opportunities:

  • Weekly: Volunteer as a coach for 10 weeks in the spring or fall.
  • One time: Volunteer at the celebratory 5K event.
  • Internships