$50 funds two girls’ membership dues for one year, allowing them to participate in Girl Scouting regardless of their families’ financial situation.
Family & Troop Giving
Invest in a Girl Scout, and she'll change the world!
Families Helping Girls Fund
All girls can benefit from the Girl Scout experience, but not all families can afford the participation costs. 100% of your donation to our Families Helping Girls Fund directly impacts girls in our 18-county region. All households that donate $35 or more receive a Families Helping Girls fun patch for each registered girl in the home and a signed letter from our CEO. Your family can extend the hand of Girl Scout sisterhood by including a contribution with your annual registration, your registration for an activity or camp, by sending the funds to our office, or by selecting "Families Helping Girls" when you donate.
$100 sends 10 girls to a virtual STEM program, where they can participate in hands-on science and arts activities that help develop 21st century job skills.
$400 sends one girl to our Under Construction camp session, where she will work with volunteers and women from the construction industry and learn the nuts and bolts of construction and engineering, while building a new structure at Camp Menzies.
Girls Helping Girls Fund
A troop can share the lifelong memories and benefits of Girl Scouting with their sister Girl Scouts by donating a portion of their troop funds to our Girls Helping Girls Fund. A troop’s donation makes it possible for local Girl Scout sisters in need to receive membership and/or activity scholarships so they can have access to life-changing leadership development experiences. Every girl in your troop who donates $5 or more will receive a special Girls Helping Girls fun patch. You can extend the hand of Girl Scout sisterhood by including a contribution with your annual registration, sending the funds to our office, or selecting "Girls Helping Girls" when you donate.
Your Girls Helping Girls donations:
Help keep Girl Scout programs affordable and available to all girls,
including your own troop.
Support financial assistance requests from local girls for membership
fees, uniforms, and books.
Are used solely within our council, providing Girl Scout
opportunities to girls within your own community.
Community Giving Programs
Many companies offer programs that provide rebates or donations to nonprofit organizations when you shop at their stores or use their services. Here are some of our favorites:
Raley's Extra Credit Program
To become a member of Raley’s Something Extra and earn donations for GSHCC through the Extra Credit program, sign up at raleys.com, and they will send you a card to use each time you shop at Raley’s, Bel Air, or Nob Hill Foods. Once enrolled, you can visit raleys.com/extracredit and click on the green “Get Started” button to donate to GSHCC. When selecting your organization, you can search for us by name or the zip code 95819. Confirm your selection, and that’s it—we’ll receive a donation every time you shop!
Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support GSHCC every time you shop on amazon.com, at no cost to you. The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases. To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. On your first visit to AmazonSmile, you will need to select GSHCC as the charitable organization you would like to receive donations from your eligible purchases.