Union Pacific Corporation
Union Pacific Corporation is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two-thirds of the United States. http://www.up.com/
The Employees Community Fund of Boeing California
The Employees Community Fund (ECF) of Boeing California is an employee-owned and operated nonprofit organization. ECF of Boeing California combines the assets of the former Douglas Aircraft Welfare Foundation and the contributions of Boeing employees made through payroll deductions to support charitable organizations in areas where contributors live and work. http://www.ecfboeingca.org/
At Tesoro, we value the relationships we develop with our customers, the performance we deliver for our shareholders and the responsibility we hold for our communities. http://www.tsocorp.com/TSOCORP/index.htm
Signal Hill Petroleum
Signal Hill Petroleum, Inc., a rapidly growing Long Beach-based independent energy company founded over thirty years ago is engaged in exploration, development, acquisition and production of natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil with operations primarily along the West Coast. http://www.shpi.net/
PeaceBuilders is the renowned violence prevention youth program approved for the federally funded Safe and Drug-Free Schools Act. It is a comprehensive community-based program that shifts the entire organizational climate to a peaceful, productive and safe place for children, parents and the community. http://www.peacebuilders.com
Long Beach WRAP Program
A Long Beach after school program leading youth through positive play. Winners Reaching Amazing Potential.
Families Uniting Families
We promote nurturing resource families to assure child safety, well being, and permanence, while supporting on-going staff and board development. http://www.familiesunitingfamilies.org
Edison International, through its subsidiaries, is a generator and distributor of electric power and an investor in infrastructure and energy assets, including renewable energy. Headquartered in Rosemead, California, Edison International is the parent company of Southern California Edison—a regulated electric utility—and Edison Mission Group, a competitive power generation business. http://www.edison.com/
BP is one of the world's largest energy companies, providing its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, retail services and petrochemicals products for everyday items. http://bp.com
"Dear Kristi & Girlfriends-
We want to thank you for allowing us to be part of your organization for the Christmas parade! It was so much fun for us and we just thought it was so fun to have that many girls in our truck and you all were so much fun to be around. We have never met such a well behaved and polite group of girls!
We hope we can be a part of you group next year as well." The Garland Family
"I am pleased to lend my support to a new Non-profit group called "Girlfriends". Girlfriends is an organization that helps young girls ages 11-15 start preparing to face the challenges life will bring, and to become strong vibrant young woman. It aims to prepare girls for adulthood by giving them self-sufficiency skills, problem solving and conflict resolution skills, and efficient study habits, as well as a strong-knit group of friends and mentors who will support the girls emotionally and psychologically. Girlfriends is a community-based organization that help our Community become a stronger place to live and learn, and its future will rely primarily upon the support of the local community it serves. I ask my fellow Long Beach residents, council members, and the community to help support this outstanding new group" Suja Lowenthal / Long Beach Council Women 2nd District
"That was totally awesome! You did a fabulous job. I am so impressed with everything. The location you have is beautiful, the set up and execution of the session was high energy and very engaging. I don’t think that could have gone any better. Alex and Summer had a great time and Alex is really excited about the things you are going to be doing, she specifically mentioned looking forward to the cooking and yoga sessions. I am really excited for her; I didn’t expect it to be so awesome. I knew it would be a good program because you just do things right but you have a great group of girls too. With your energy and the group you have I am thrilled and feel really fortunate that Alex gets to be a part of it. It’s going to be great for her. Thanks so much for starting girlfriends. Summer is planning on continuing to come too, is that okay? I know she didn’t sign up ahead of time do you have room for her to stay. They both had a great time. It was great to see Coree there too but I was also glad to hear you talking about making sure they split their clicks. I am sure they will, you did a good job last night, Alex was already talking about new friends. If there is anything you need that I can help with let me know. As Alex and Kate would say "YOU ROCK!"" Laura Stanjevich / Northrop Grumman
"I just want to tell you how impressed I have been with you since the first time I spoke to you. I truly admire your drive, enthusiasm and your passion for Girlfriends. I can only imagine that you've accomplished a lot in your short life already. I am so happy that Taylor is a part of this and you are a true blessing to her and to everyone involved with Girlfriends." Kim Coats
"It was fun. You are awesome and you have a handful of Friends who love and believe in you. YOU WILL MAKE IT!!! Those girls had a great time. I am dying to hear the end of the story.
" Kerri Zane / Organic Entertainment
"I just wanted to thank you for Girlfriends Camp. What a fabulous program! Hailey had a terrific time, made new friends and learned new things. I have read the Girlfriends Book and am truly inspired. What a terrific book. I love all the creative ideas to bring moms and daughters together. Thank you for providing a safe, fun environment for Hailey to learn and grow. She still talks about all her adventures and we appreciate the picture video to help relive those memories. Thanks again for everything!" Julie Patrick
I want you to know how awesome it was for Brooke to meet Rachel Ray last night. When we left the event she was on cloud 9 and woke up feeling the same. I can't thank you enough and I want you to know how grateful I am to you for making it all possible for Brooke. This morning she told me that I didn't need to get her a Christmas present, because meeting Rachel Ray was the best gift ever! Thanks for doing such wonderful things for all the girls. You are making a difference! As Brooke would say, " Kristi, you rock!" Thanks again!" Julie