Our story begins in 2009, when Project Glimmer's founder, Sonja Hoel Perkins, attended a holiday benefit for the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program. Inspired by their giving, she later called the San Francisco Firefighters Toy Program to learn how she could give more. What she learned set the stage for Project Glimmer: while there were plenty of gifts for kids, there were never enough gifts for teenage girls.
That year, Sonja launched the first “Glimmer Drive.” She encouraged friends and family to donate costume jewelry, gift cards, and new make-up and beauty products, and gathered up her friends (and their friends) to help box and polish the gifts like new.
Since our founding, Project Glimmer has given over half a million teenage girls and women gifts through over 500 community partners in 38 US states. We also hosts a series of events called Work Your Magic, A Day of Empowerment bringing confidence, inner beauty and real life career skills to foster and at-risk girls striving towards graduation.
We are an official 501(c)3 non-profit, our tax ID number is 46-4625320.
Project Glimmer inspires at-risk teenage girls and women to believe in themselves by letting them know their community cares.
WE ARE FOR THE GIRLS. THE BIG GIRLS, THE LITTLE GIRLS, THE GIRLS IN-BETWEEN.
WE BELIEVE THAT EVERY GIRL IS DEFINE BY HER CHOICES -- WHAT SHE DOES AND DOESN'T DO.
When a girl feels valued on the outside, she feels worthy on the inside, and this makes all the difference in choosing her future.
AND WHEN A GIRL CHANGES HER FUTURE, SHE CHANGES THE WORLD. WE ARE PROJECT GLIMMER. WE ARE FOR THE GIRLS.