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3 Ways You Can Make A Difference On #GivingTuesday

November 20, 2014

By Emily Hill, Director of Individual Giving

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Did you know that Tuesday, December 2, 2014, is #GivingTuesday – a global initiative dedicated to giving back? It’s true! Each year, on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, charities, families, businesses, community centers, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give back.

We are thrilled to announce that this is the first year that Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines is participating in this cool event! We think it’s an exciting opportunity to showcase that here at Girl Scouts, every day is #GivingTuesday.

As a Girl Scout —or loved one of a Girl Scout—you know that everyday our girls are building courage, confidence and character so they can give back and make the world a better place. The principals of #GivingTuesday are found right in our Girl Scout Promise and Law! So when we heard about #GivingTuesday, we jumped at the chance to be a part of this global celebration of a new tradition of generosity! Won’t you join us?

There are so many ways you – and your troop – can get involved:

  • Share the giving spirit! Plan a Girl Scout service project for your school or community – and share with others the great way it feels to give back! And when you’re done, upload your #unselfie to Facebook or Twitter and share what you did on #GivingTuesday. Or share how you gave back this year, and we’ll retweet it on December 2nd.
  • Follow! Tweet! Post! We’ll be all over our social platforms that day, sharing the giving spirit of our girls. Join in the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and get your family, friends, and fellow Girl Scouts in on the action! You can even help Girl Scouts win $10,000 in funding through the #GSKImpact Award! The more retweets we get that day, the more likely we are to win the award, which will support our new program vehicle.
  • Invest in girls! Nonprofit organizations like Girl Scouts rely on the generous investment of our community members. Join the individuals, local business, and foundations that believe in our mission of building our girls into strong leaders and citizens by making your tax-deductible donation on December 2. Your gift to Girl Scouts—North Carolina Coastal Pines on #GivingTuesday means our girls can keep giving back all year long. Make your gift by clicking here.

No matter what way you participate on #GivingTuesday, be sure to speak up about it! Tell everyone why you support our #GivingTuesday campaign. Ask your friends to join you in this day of giving. With hundreds of service projects across 41 counties in central and eastern North Carolina, Girl Scouts are making a difference every day in our community. On December 2, help us spread this message.

#GivingTuesday? Not even close! #GirlScoutsGiveEveryday!!!

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Get Movin’: GirlSports

October 21, 2014

By Jenifer Bubenik, Program Director

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I remember playing T-ball with my Brownie troop and feeling proud to play sports as a young girl. I went on to become a member of the first women’s fast-pitch team at my high school. And as the years have passed, I have stayed active and even ran my second full marathon this past year! I had to walk the last three miles, but in the end, I finished.

Growing up, Girl Scouts gave me the confidence to try new things and never give up before crossing that finish line. It showed me that anything was possible and if I tried, I would succeed.

Here at Girl Scouts – NC Coastal Pines, we believe that girls who compete on the playing field succeed and lead in life. Our GirlSports initiative is helping girls learn how sports, nutrition and healthy living can help them develop leadership skills they can use now and in the future.

As part of our GirlSports, we are hosting three awesome events this year to help you and your girls Get Movin’! Attending these events is also a great way for girls working on their Athlete badges to get some real-life inspiration.

Girls Scouts and their families can also participate in Capital RunWalk’s Monster Dash 5K on October 26. Choose from a 5K, 1 Mile Fun Run and 100 Yard Dash to promote family fitness. Participants are encouraged to dress up in your favorite costume! This is a perfect activity for girls and troops looking to earn the Make Every Step Count badge.

And when outdoor temperatures cool, take the game inside. Join the fun at an afternoon basketball game with the Duke Women’s teams as part of Girl Scout Day with the Duke Blue Devils on December 21. There will be opportunities for Girl Scouts to meet the players, make a sports SWAP craft, and more!

Don’t miss these great opportunities to see athletes in action and join the GirlSports initiative! For more healthy living events, click here to see our full calendar online.

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