Portland, OR. Girls in the Portland area stepped out of their comfort zone to rappel down the 200 Market Building during the fourth annual Rappel for Her benefit for Girls Inc. The fundraiser on August 2nd and 3rd aligns with the Girls Inc. message that encourages girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Participants who met a fundraising goal of $1,000 had the thrill of urban rappelling down the skyscraper at 200 Market Street in downtown Portland.

Girls Inc. partnered with an organization called Over the Edge, Since 2008, the company has helped non-profits around the world raise money with urban rappelling.

Girls Inc. is an organization that works with schools to provide an environment for young girls to develop their inner strength, courage, and ways to navigate economic and social barriers. Through supporting and mentoring girls all across the United States, Girls Inc. provides tools not only to be successful in school, but in all aspects of life.

Blaze, the Mascot from the Trail Blazers, even took on the challenge.

Girls ready to “Rappel for Her”

Here is a video highlighting the work of Girls Inc:

From Girls Inc:

The network of local Girls Inc. nonprofit organizations serves girls ages 6-18 at more than 1,400 sites in 400 cities across the United States and Canada. Our research-based programming is delivered by trained professionals who focus on the development of the whole girl, supporting, mentoring, and guiding girls in an affirming, pro-girl environment. Here, girls learn to value their whole selves, discover and develop their inherent strengths, and receive the support they need to navigate the challenges they face.

Girls Inc. girls live healthy and active lifestyles and are less likely to engage in risky behavior; they are eager to learn, successful in school, and more likely to graduate from post-secondary education; and they display diligence, perseverance and resilience.</em