Girls At Work

Empowering girls one woodworking project at a time


2023 Goals:

Our goal is to provide our empowering program to every girl in our community. We help underserved girls gain the skills and confidence they need to find and use their voices. Every day, we strive to create meaningful, lasting change in the lives of girls who have very few opportunities. We believe that building is the vehicle for helping girls learn to tap into their own power as strong and unstoppable individuals.

Fundraising Events:

Corporate sponsorships are welcomed and some tiers allow for the use of the Girls at Work space for meetings and events as well as team builds. However, we do host civic groups and corporations for facility and program tours with our founder, Elaine Hamel. We also host social events during the year to raise awareness and to support our mission.

Giving Opportunities:

Gifts at all levels are welcomed and put to use every day to run our programs and purchase lumber and supplies for the girls. Annual sponsorships are also welcomed. For example, $1,000 will send three girls to our Build Me Up Summer Camp Program. A gift of $300 will sponsor a girl in our After School Program. Contact us at 603-345-0392 to discuss other giving opportunities, or make a gift online at

Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers are needed for events as well as organizing clothing, gifts and food drives. If you have a particular skill or connections you would like to share with the organization, please contact us. We require volunteers to be energetic and passionate about empowering girls.

Board Officers /  Board Members

Ken Hamel
Senior Advisor
Bridge Growth Partners

Lauren Smith

Karen O’Reilly
Finance and HR Manager
St. Ignatius of Loyola Church

Christina Stahlkopf
Head of Fashion Brands

Dr. Shanita Williams
Associate Vice President
Talent Engagement & Inclusion
Southern New Hampshire University

Don Bossi
General Partner
Technology Venture Partners

Heather Anderson
Director of Aftermarket and Sales Operations

Martha Dickey
Director of Donor Relations
NH Community Loan Fund

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