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Family & Troop Giving

Extend the Hand of Girl Scout Sisterhood
 

Families Helping Girls

Our Families Helping Girls Campaign is a way for Girl Scout families and members to invest in local girls’ futures by financially supporting programs, financial assistance, camp improvements, volunteer support and other critical services. 100% of your donations to this campaign directly impact YOUR girl and all girls in Northern and Central California.  

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$50 can pay for two girls’ membership dues for one year, allowing them to participate in Girl Scouting regardless of their families’ financial situations.
 

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$100 can send five girls to a STEAM program, where they will participate in hands-on science and art activities and build 21st century job skills.
 

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$400 can send one girl to Under Construction where she will work with volunteers and women from the industry, and learn the nuts and bolts of construction and engineering to create a new structure at Camp Menzies.

 

Giving is easy! You can include a contribution with your annual registration, mail in the Families Helping Girls form at any time, or select Families Helping Girls when you donate online.

Donate $35 or more for your daughter to receive the Families Helping Girls patch.


Girls Helping Girls

By donating a portion of your troop or service unit funds to Girls Helping Girls, your girls can share the lifelong memories and benefits of Girl Scouting with their sister Girl Scouts in need.

Your Girls Helping Girls donations:

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Help keep Girl Scout programs affordable and available to all girls, including your own troop.
 

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Support financial assistance requests from local girls for membership fees, uniforms and books.
 

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Stay within our council, providing Girl Scout opportunities to girls within your own community.
 

To make a gift to Girls Helping Girls, please use the troop giving envelope located in your troop registration packet. An electronic copy of the troop giving envelope is also available to complete and mail in with your donation.

Donate $5 or more per member to receive Girls Helping Girls patches for your troop.


Community Giving Programs

Many companies offer programs that provide rebates or donations to non-profit organizations when you shop at their stores or use their services. Here are some of our favorites:

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Save Mart S.H.A.R.E.S. Card Program

The Save Mart SHARES program allows you to support Girl Scouts Heart of Central California (GSHCC) by registering your Save Mart My Rewards card online at escrip.com/shares. Save Mart (along with partners Lucky, FoodMaxx and S-Mart) discontinued the use of the plastic cards in favor of an easy, on-line system tracked by customers’ telephone numbers. By selecting GSHCC, Save Mart will automatically donate a portion of your purchase amount to Girl Scouts. You can sign up as a new member or add your phone number for SHARES if you are an existing eScrip supporter.

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Raley's Extra Credit Program

To become a member of Raley’s Something Extra and earn donations for GSHCC through the Extra Credit program, you can quickly and easily 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.
 

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Amazon Smile

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.