International Day Of The Girl: New Platform Simplifies Process Of Donating Through Twitter

Oct. 11 is International Day Of the Girl, and one modern donation platform is making it as seamless as possible for Twitter’s 126 million daily active users to support a multitude of charities supporting girls worldwide.

ALMA, a Washington, D.C.-based tech platform that allows Millennials to create personally branded funds for giving back, is inviting Twitter users to Tweet the following phrase, which will prompt an immediate response with a link to give:

@GiveWithAlma + I want to give + the amount you want to donate + #DAYOFTHEGIRL”

On Oct. 11, according to a spokesperson, ALMA will match any donation to the International Day of the Girl fund that you tag them in on social media, up to $1,000.

“Promoting gender equality and nonprofit organizations working toward equality for all genders is one of ALMA’s core values,” said Michelle Rittenhouse, cofounder of ALMA. “Since we launched ALMA a year ago, it’s been clear that there’s an appetite to support women’s rights nonprofits. One of our most popular funds is [email protected], featuring a mix of national and grassroots organizations fighting for equal access to professional opportunities for all genders.”

This year’s theme for International Day of the Girl is Girlforce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

The Day of the Girl fund consists of 10 nonprofits, each of which ALMA says addresses systemic barriers to gender equality for girls worldwide:

  • Codella educates and inspires under-served Latina girls ages 8 to 12.
  • Black Girls Code aims to increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17.
  • Days for Girls International empowers women and girls worldwide through sustainable menstrual care and health education. 
  • CampFED fights poverty and HIV/AIDS in Africa by educating girls and empowering women to become leaders of change.
  • She’s the First fights gender inequality through education, by supporting girls who will be the first in their families to graduate high school and by training students everywhere to be global leaders.
  • National Indigenous Women’s Resource Center supports grassroots advocacy by creating and enhancing the capacity of native communities to end gender-based violence through technical assistance, education, public awareness, and policy development. 
  • Girls on the Run provide expert research, development, and evaluation of new and existing curricula to its councils including mixed-media coach training to ensure coaches consistently deliver the curricula that help each girl learn to celebrate herself, build healthy relationships and realize her power to impact the world. 
  • YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women and girls through education and skills-building programs offered at local chapters and national advocacy and capacity building to support its agenda. 
  • Girls Write Now is a community of women writers dedicated to providing guidance, support, and opportunities for underserved girls to develop their creative, independent voices and write their way to a better future. 
  • Girls, Inc is an affiliate of 81 local chapters that equip girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers through empowering curriculum.

International Day of the Girl Child was first recognized by the United Nations on Oct. 11, 2012. Its stated mission is “to help galvanize worldwide enthusiasm for goals to better girls’ lives, providing an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.”