Girl Scouting is always grateful for your involvement and donation of time and talent, but the truth is that the programs and services offered by Girl Scouts rely heavily on charitable contributions in addition to time and talent. Girl Scouting wasn't free in 1912, and it isn't free today. Just as Juliette Low asked adults back in her time to contribute financially to the Girl Scout program, today adults are likewise asked to contribute.
The majority of your annual membership fee goes directly to the national organization, Girl Scouts of the USA. Local programs are partially supported through grants from foundations, civic groups, and United Ways. Funds from these sources do not cover the $446 total cost per member each year. Girl Scouts face ever-increasing costs to:
Girls, Families & Communities Grow Through Girl Scouting
Girl Scouts does make a difference in the lives of girls, parents and volunteers. In national studies, the response was overwhelming:
Donations can be made in two ways:
If you would like to change, update, or confirm the way your gift is recognized in the council’s annual report please submit your information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CARES Act allows all taxpayers to take a charitable deduction of up to $300, even if you do not itemize. And, for those who do itemize their deductions, the new law allows for cash contributions to qualified charities such as GSVSC to be deducted up to 100% of your adjusted gross income for the 2020 calendar year. Please consult with your own certified financial advisor to ascertain how these opportunities may complement your own personal, philanthropic and tax planning objectives.
At Virginia Skyline, our donors and funders are our partners in advancing the mission of Girl Scouts across our 36-county service area. During this time while our office is closed to the public and operating with few staff on-site as most are teleworking, there may be a delay in processing gifts received by mail which will result in a delayed acknowledgment letter to you. Please know that the council is incredibly grateful for your support and each and every gift is valued and appreciated. You are imperative in helping us make the world a better place.
In the event you have questions about whether or not your gift was received, please reach out to email@example.com or (540) 777-5100.
Kroger Community Rewards makes fundraising for GSVSC easy… all you have to do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Kroger Plus Card! Did you know YOU MUST RE-REGISTER YOUR KROGER PLUS CARD EVERY YEAR in September? Visit the Kroger Community Rewards website and choose "Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council #82832."
Kroger Community Rewards benefit the council operating budget exclusively. Proceeds help fund scholarships, financial assistance, community outreach programs and camps. Troops are not eligible to register for these programs under current money-earning guidelines.
Please contact Girl Scouts of VA Skyline for more info, or for help registering for either of these programs: 540-777-5100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More than 59 million American women have enjoyed the excitement and camaraderie of Girl Scouts during their lifetime — and that number continues to grow as Girl Scouts continues to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place.
As time goes by, the needs of girls change, and we must change to keep up with them. Today, we are deeply committed to making sure that our Girl Scout Movement is ready to honor the spirit and promise of future generations of Girl Scouts.
Helping us move boldly into the future by including a gift to Girl Scouting in their estate plans is a group of very special people — the members of the Juliette Gordon Low Society.