Girls Giving For Good was founded in 2017 by Olivia Allen and her mom, but her working giving back to her community began long before that time. From a very young age she was always a compassionate giver.
Ever since her first project – a toy drive donation for her 10th birthday – Olivia has been dedicated to philanthropy and service. As she sought ways to participate in service projects she began to realize that opportunities for youth were limited. So she decided to change that by creating an organization with the sole purpose of connecting youth volunteers with organizations in need. And thus Girls Giving For Good was born.
In February 2015 Olivia held her first service project with a toy drive to benefit Kosair Charities. Instead of accepting gifts she donated her birthday to their collection of toys for the annual Christmas party.
During the Annual Mayor’s Give a Day Week of Service in 2015 Olivia partnered with First Choice Market and conducted a food drive to benefit Dare To Care Food Bank.
In August 2015 Olivia hosted the first I Can Be Girls Confidence Conference. This event was designed specifically for girls aged 12 and under to build self esteem and foster the spirit of giving back to one’s community.
Valentine’s Day 2016 Olivia hosted a Mommy and Me Breakfast. As a part of the breakfast girls and their moms packed treat bags for the residential clients at Uspiritus.
In August 2017 Girls Giving For Good hosted its first official event conducting a Book Drive for Kosair Charities in partnership with Barnes and Noble.
In 2018 Girls Giving For Good partnered with Evite and once again Olivia donated her birthday to the community. She became their first ever Birthday Hero. The project benefitted Uspiritus and gathered youth from the Greater Kentuckiana area to pack birthday party kit bags for the residential clients.