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Give the Gift of Girl Scouting

December 12, 2014

By Emily Hill, Director of Individual Giving

End of Year Giving 2014

What’s the greatest gift you’re giving this holiday? The one that you’re really excited about? The one you can’t wait to see the look on the recipient’s face when they open it? The one you know will delight them, and give you that awesome feeling that generosity brings?

You know that feeling, right?

It’s a kind of glow – a warm feeling. It’s a smile that stretches from the recipient’s face to yours, and a sparkle that comes out in your eyes. It’s the feeling of making someone’s day – or week – or year.

Donors of Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines know that feeling too!

December is the time of year when many of our generous supporters make their annual contribution to help our programs remain strong and impactful across our 41 central and eastern North Carolina counties. Each year, our donors give to help us deliver Girl Scout programs that have girls take the lead on special projects for their schools and communities, build lasting friendships, explore science and math, experience nature, and gain valuable life skills. They give to help a girl discover her inner strength, passions, and talents all while having fun!

They give the gift of Girl Scouting. Will you join them?

Your support is crucial to keeping Girl Scouting in our community. In addition to providing outreach programs to under resourced girls, financial aid to Girl Scouts in need, and scholarship opportunities for camp and travel adventures, our Council subsidizes the cost of every Girl Scout’s experience. Sales through the Cookie Program help support our Council programs and help Troops earn money for all their adventures, but cookies can’t do it all. We rely on community members like you to invest in our Girl Scouts through donations – donations of time, talent, and resources.

And these generous feelings don’t stop with your donation! Your investment in girls today means they can give back all year long. Take for instance this year’s Daisy Dozen Troops. Whether they are participating in a local beach clean-up, holding canned food drives, volunteering at the animal shelter, or making sleeping mats for the homeless, these girls commit to “giving back” as a vital part of their Girl Scout experience. (I bet these Troops get that feeling of generosity daily!)

So, this December, please give the gift of Girl Scouting by making a tax-deductible contribution to Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines. You can give online, via mail, in any of our Council Shops, or by phone at 800-284-4475.

I know you’ll feel that warm glow when you make your gift to Girl Scouts, and that feeling will be there year long. Because when you see a girl become a leader in her community, remember, your gift helped to get her there!

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I Can’t Wait to…Invest in Girls

November 11, 2014

By Addie Moody, Fund Development Coordinator

 

It’s “Back to Troop” time, and that means thousands of girls and their leaders across eastern and central North Carolina are in the process of planning a year of fun, adventure, and service. As a former membership director, I know how exciting this time of year is for our girls and our leaders. There is so much to prepare, so much to be excited about, and so much to hope for…

And this “Back to Troop” season, as the new Fund Development Coordinator, I’m encouraging you to add just one little thing to your list this year: Help provide the Girl Scout experience to other girls by making a gift to the Family Partnership Campaign.

What is the Family Partnership Campaign? Great question! The Family Partnership Campaign is a means for us to raise critical funds that stay within Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines and directly support girls and Girl Scout programming.

However, our Family Partnership Campaign is more than just a fundraiser. It is an opportunity for our Girl Scout family – and the family of our Girl Scouts – to say, “I support Girl Scouts. I believe in what we accomplish together and I appreciate the experiences that Girl Scouting has afforded my girl.”

Who are the chief investors in the Family Partnership Campaign? You are our closest stakeholder – our troop leaders, volunteers, and Girl Scout families.

Troop Leaders support the campaign because they’ve seen the power of Girl Scouting first hand as they watch their girls grow. They also know that supporting Family Partnership means making sure that the program is sustainable for more girls down the road.

Families give too because they have seen the positive benefits firsthand. They know their gift helps ensure that a strong Girl Scout program continues for their daughter, granddaughter, neighbor, or niece. They are grateful for a program that is helping their girls grow strong, capable, and confident.

What does my gift support? Gifts to the Family Partnership Campaign support a range of programs and opportunities: camp properties and programs, girl programs, volunteer support and trainings, and provide financial assistance to girl and adult members who would not otherwise benefit from Girl Scouting. Moreover, your gift supports the Girl Scout experience for the girl in your life. No matter what programs she has participated in, she has been touched by the Family Partnership Campaign.

How much should I give? Any size gift will make a difference and says you support the future of Girl Scouting. Just $15 covers the cost of membership for one of our Girl Scouts who receives financial aid from our Council. A larger gift of $250 can send a girl to a week-long summer camp that will change her life forever.

A gift to the Family Partnership Campaign is an expression of your commitment to investing in leaders now, and in the future. So, as you prepare your girl for this upcoming Girl Scout year, please consider becoming an investor today and providing those opportunities to another girl!

Make your donation today!

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