If circumstances make it difficult for a girl’s troop to meet in person, if she is a Juliette (independent) Girl Scout, or she simplys want to have some additional Girl Scout fun and learning experiences with her family, the new Badge in a Box kits can cover it all.
For the last 110 years, Girl Scouts has spent every day propelling
the success of girls. The Girl Scout experience shapes innovative and
entrepreneurial-minded leaders by allowing girls to find the courage
to fail and keep trying, the tools to create independence and the
power to do good.
You may have heard the news that Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) announced an $84.5 million donation from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott. While GSWNY (Our Council) is not a direct grant recipient, this donation could not have come at a better time. With the challenges facing girls today, it’s critical to invest in their futures through organizations like GSWNY.
Your help is needed to support the next generation of our girls! The number of families asking for financial assistance through our Council Opportunity Fund has increased over the past two years. YOU can make a difference with a contribution to this fund today!
Ways To Give
If you're interesting in giving to Girl Scouts of Western New York, check out all of the opportunities listed on this page for ways you can make a difference in the lives of our Girl Scouts.
Badge in a Box
This unrestricted gift is one of the best ways you can help Girl Scouts across Western New York. Provide a sustaining gift to help us continue to offer programs, activities, and training to our girls and dedicated volunteers.
Council Opportunity Fund
We are committed to ensuring that all girls of courage, confidence, and character can participate in Girl Scouts, regardless of financial resources. This fund provides that opportunity to individual girls and adult volunteers. Your gift will provide financial assistance to cover membership fees, dues, uniforms, council-sponsored programs and trips.
Your campership fund donation could be the difference between a girl having the opportunity to go to camp or not. The fund comes from generous donations of people like you who recognize the importance of getting outside and the memories that camp makes.
Campership financial assistance supports both Day Camp and Resident Camp during summer.
See our 2020 Annual Report by clicking here!
Matching Gifts & Volunteer Incentive Program
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Applying is easy. Simply request a matching gift form from your employer and send it to us completed and signed with your gift. We will do the rest! The impact of your gift to Girl Scouts of WNY may be doubled or even tripled. Some companies will even match gifts made by retirees or spouses.
Send your completed form to:
Girl Scouts of Western New York
4433 Genesee Street, Suite 101
Buffalo, NY 14225
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