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Power Pump Girls, Inc.

We know the story of founders, dreamers, entrepreneurs like us because we are that story.

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Campaign Ends on December 20, 2020

Project Description


Power Pump Girls, Inc. is a social impact club connecting and mobilizing women to disrupt systems of inequity.

 

The problem

Millennial women want a way to make meaningful connections with one another as well as measurable impact in their communities.

71% of women say that women’s empowerment organizations provide a space for them to become more connected to others.  98.6% of women have invested in an organization that gives back.

 


The solution

Our REM System:

Rally - Power Pump Girls rallies women together to create awareness and advocacy. We create conversations about things that matter using our digital platform and merchandise as a voice. 

Educate - We provide research and subject matter experts to bridge the knowledge gap on areas of interest such as period equity, civic engagement, education & more. 

Mobilize - We create opportunities for women to volunteer, donate, and use their skill set to actualize change. Power Pump Girls members are able to connect with one another while making a collective impact on their community.  #OnlyHangWithHustlers

When I first heard of PPG, I was mesmerized. An entire social club helping women to be seen, heard, and encouraged to do great things was so amazing to me. I still struggle with anxiety and depression that keeps me from getting involved like I want to, and keeps from believing fully in my abilities, but as I work through those things, I can always look to PPG for encouragement and support and a reminder that anything is possible. It’s okay for me to be loud and confident and make waves. I’m thankful for Raina and Sherin, for all the help and kind words they’ve always given me and countless other women in LA and beyond.
- Allie C. 


I moved to Baton Rouge 2 years ago where I didn’t know anyone. I was in a job I hated, with no idea how to do things that served me and made me feel fulfilled. Before moving to Baton Rouge and finding my way into PPG, I hadn’t really known how much I could achieve, as well as how much of an impact I could bring to a city like Baton Rouge. It’s been inspiring and is STILL, every day, very motivational to reach for the stars!
- Darian G. 


It’s one thing to talk about empowerment, serving others, and collaborating with other women…but Sherin and Raina embody it; they live it. Raina and Sherin are two of the most genuine people I’ve ever had the privilege of knowing. Selflessly using their own time and skills, they coordinated game-changing plans for my business. I can say that I’ve witnessed first-hand empowerment inspiring empowerment and that collaboration is far greater than competition. Thank you, PPG.
- Kaitlynn F.


PPG provides elevated awareness of key issues.
- Anon


[PPG is] women making changes in the world, while also empowering other women to see potential in themselves that they may not have seen before.
- Anon


Through their unique pop-up events, social gatherings, and incredible social media presence, [Power Pump Girls] connect those with a means to serve with meaningful causes worthy of their support.  
- Adrian Owen Jones


What PPG has done

+ Launched our signature #secured. initiative with goals to eliminate period poverty and eradicate the stigma associated with menstruation. To date, we've secured the bag with over 11,000-period care products for under-served women - that's 513 worry-free periods!

+ Mobilized our network to push for support of Louisiana House Bill 328, bipartisan legislation that successfully passed and made period products and diapers exempt from local sales tax.

+ Created the #OnlyHangwithVoters campaign in partnership with a young professionals org to encourage civic engagement in the 2020 Louisiana Gubernatorial election. This election ended with the highest Black voter turnout in state history.

+ Responded to the blood shortage due to the COVID-19 pandemic by partnering with the Mayor's Office to host the Midcity Millennials Blood Drive that provided units of blood to save up to 100 lives. #OnlyHangWithDonors

+ Created movement-centric merchandise that expresses a larger message of solidarity with individuals fighting inequality, injustice, and hate. In wearing the shirts, supporters display a message that speaks volumes on behalf of anyone whose voice has ever been silenced. #OnlyHangWithAllies

 

Our campaign goals

Fund Operations - Keep our doors open and lights on!


Power Pump Girls has only been in existence this long because of the collective support of our members! The small, but consistent revenue we've generated thus far has kept us in operation since 2017, but we're building momentum and need funds to keep PPG moving into the future.
 


We believe Power Pump Girls has the ability to bring meaningful and measurable impact to communities across the country. We plan to scale our impact by copy + pasting our process in all your favorite cities!
 

Grow Digital Community - We're building an app!


We want to make social responsibility more tangible by bringing opportunities to your fingertips! Our digital app will not only connect PPG women to one another, it will be a platform to request and fulfill the needs of the community.
 


Funding from this campaign will allow us to package the knowledge we've acquired over the years to deliver it directly to fellow entrepreneurs and side hustlers. We also will increase educational programming on our key topics of period equity, civic engagement, women's rights + more!

 

Did you know?

Women receive 2.2% of venture dollars and women of color (like us) receive less than 1%.


We know this story because we are the story. Our experience with raising funds has been discouraging, but then we realized the way we'd grow is the same way we've always accomplished great things. With the help of our community.

 

Why crowdfunding?

Our organization is founded on the belief that women are better together. As a 501c3 corporation, we explored many different funding options, including private donations and grants, but at the end of the day, those options don't reflect our mission of being built by women, for women.

Power Pump Girls is our life's work and our passion for social impact is not something we’ll outgrow. We believe in the power of our community and decided to crowdfund via iFundWomen because they are a female-only platform that gets the job done.

 

Founders' story

Sherin (Left) + Raina (Right)
Sherin (Left) + Raina (Right)

It started with a pair of suede fuchsia pumps. Two little Black girls with very big dreams, Sherin Dawud and Raina Vallot founded Power Pump Girls, Inc. in 2017 with the belief that women are better together. They set out to create intentional gatherings for women to build relationships that ultimately impacted culture. From hosting social brunches to advocating for women’s rights legislation, the organization’s resume is as diverse and unconventional as its founders. As the Power Pump Girls sisterhood grew, Sherin and Raina began taking on speaking engagements and hosting opportunities to discuss topics of authenticity, community building, social impact strategy, and more. Now, considered thought leaders and social entrepreneurs, Sherin and Raina continue to challenge the status quo and empower others along the way.
 

support the sisterhood

 

 

Updates

The Campaign FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is this campaign limited to women?

    1. No, we love and appreciate our male allies and have many honorary Power Pump Guys in our community! Anyone is welcome to support this crowdfunding campaign. 

  • When should I expect my rewards to arrive? 

    1. Once every two weeks, we review our campaign progress and process donor rewards. You should expect to receive your digital rewards within 2 weeks and physical products within 3-4. 

  • How long is this campaign scheduled to run?

    1. This specific campaign is set to run for 45 days; however, even after we reach our goal, we will still accept monetary contributions as we continue to grow! 

  • All other inquiries - please email us at heygirl@powerpumpgirls.org.

 

 

Sarah Woods
10/19/2020
Monetary Contribution
$25
Kimberly Cadena
09/08/2020
Spiritual Fist Pump
$20
Rachel Kahn
09/03/2020
Monetary Contribution
$15
Dana Nares
09/01/2020
Storyteller
$50
Dante Nicholas
08/31/2020
Monetary Contribution
$125
08/31/2020
Public Fist Pump
$30
Lauren Petty
08/31/2020
Spiritual Fist Pump
$10
Nicole Santos
08/26/2020
Storyteller
$50
Mary Johnston
08/21/2020
Public Fist Pump
$30
Maggie
08/21/2020
Only Hang With Hustlers (TM)
$100
Monetary Contribution
❤️ No reward, just because you care!

We greatly appreciate any donation amount!

17 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Spiritual Fist Pump
✊ We will send good vibes your way 

 

987 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Public Fist Pump
✊🏽 Shout out on our social platforms
📝 Custom Simply Sereniti Planning Worksheet 
🎵 Invite to our PPG playlist
987 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Storyteller
👕 "We are the Story" t-shirt
📝 Custom Simply Sereniti Planning Worksheet 
🎵 Invite to our PPG playlist
963 Left
37 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Working Woah-Man
👕 "We Are the Story" t-shirt
👜 "Unconventional" tote bag
🖼️ Custom PPG Poster (designed by partner, Ellen Ogden and photographed by Kristen Soileau Freeman
 
38 Left
12 Supporters
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300.00 USD
Unconventional Queen
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
📫 Handwritten thank you letter from the founders
✊🏽 Newsletter Fist Pump
💻 Free 30-min Consultation with Dakenya Douglas
97 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
The Founders Bundle
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
📫 Handwritten thank you letter from the founders
✊🏽 Newsletter Fist Pump
💻 1:1 branding consultation with the founders
129 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Supportive AF
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
🗣️ As a thank you for supporting our mission to provide social impact opportunities in unconventional ways, we will add your name + business to a dedicated page on Powerpumpgirls.org
 
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2 Supporters
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2,500.00 USD
Legacy Builders
👕👜 Tote or t-shirt
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
🗨️ Video Interview with the founders
🗣️ Name addition to our website
100 Left
0 Supporters
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5,000.00 USD
The Foundation
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
💸 Next social giveback initiative in your/your company's name AKA You get to pick the first initiative outside of secured. for us to give back to.
100 Left
0 Supporters
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10,000.00 USD
Maxed Out
⚡ Eternal PPG gratitude for your generosity! We'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.
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0 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution
❤️ No reward, just because you care!

We greatly appreciate any donation amount!

17 Supporters
Select this reward
10.00 USD
Spiritual Fist Pump
✊ We will send good vibes your way 

 

987 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
30.00 USD
Public Fist Pump
✊🏽 Shout out on our social platforms
📝 Custom Simply Sereniti Planning Worksheet 
🎵 Invite to our PPG playlist
987 Left
13 Supporters
Select this reward
50.00 USD
Storyteller
👕 "We are the Story" t-shirt
📝 Custom Simply Sereniti Planning Worksheet 
🎵 Invite to our PPG playlist
963 Left
37 Supporters
Select this reward
150.00 USD
Working Woah-Man
👕 "We Are the Story" t-shirt
👜 "Unconventional" tote bag
🖼️ Custom PPG Poster (designed by partner, Ellen Ogden and photographed by Kristen Soileau Freeman
 
38 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward
300.00 USD
Unconventional Queen
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
📫 Handwritten thank you letter from the founders
✊🏽 Newsletter Fist Pump
💻 Free 30-min Consultation with Dakenya Douglas
97 Left
3 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
The Founders Bundle
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
📫 Handwritten thank you letter from the founders
✊🏽 Newsletter Fist Pump
💻 1:1 branding consultation with the founders
129 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
1,000.00 USD
Supportive AF
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
🗣️ As a thank you for supporting our mission to provide social impact opportunities in unconventional ways, we will add your name + business to a dedicated page on Powerpumpgirls.org
 
98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
2,500.00 USD
Legacy Builders
👕👜 Tote or t-shirt
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
🗨️ Video Interview with the founders
🗣️ Name addition to our website
100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
5,000.00 USD
The Foundation
🙆🏻 Embroidered sweatshirt
💸 Next social giveback initiative in your/your company's name AKA You get to pick the first initiative outside of secured. for us to give back to.
100 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
10,000.00 USD
Maxed Out
⚡ Eternal PPG gratitude for your generosity! We'll get in touch with you to see how we can best thank you.
10 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward