Thursday, April 28, 2016

Choose GSCCC When You Give Local on May 3

GSCCC is so excited to be a part of Give Local 757—the largest fundraising event in Hampton Roads! For 24 hours, beginning on May 3 at midnight, everyone can be a philanthropist by donating online or at any Langley Federal Credit Union branch to the nonprofits signed up for Give Local 757—including GSCCC. Our goal is to raise at least $1,500 on May 3. That would be enough money for us to provide 100 Girl Scout memberships to girls who would otherwise not be able to join.

Here are the top five reasons why you should choose Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast and help us provide memberships for girls when you Give Local on May 3:
  1. The whole community will benefit. Community service is a cornerstone of Girl Scouts. Even our youngest members, Girl Scout Daisies, learn the benefits of carrying out projects to make a positive, sustainable impact on the community.
  2. We’re introducing girls to nontraditional careers. Last year, more than 2,200 local Girl Scouts participated in a Council sponsored STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) event. And, girls report that because of experiences they have in Girl Scouts, they want to learn more about STEM careers.
  3. When girls succeed, so does society. Through Girl Scouts, girls can discover who they are and who they want to be in the future. We provide girls with a safe and comfortable place to discover their passions, find their voice and make a positive impact in their communities. 
  4. The benefits of being a Girl Scout are long-term. Women who were Girl Scouts are more civically engaged, are engaged in more community service, have a more positive sense of self and achieve higher levels of education than women who were never Girl Scouts. 
  5. We’re building leaders for today, and the future. There are currently six female governors—five are Girl Scouts. Fifteen of the 20 women in the US Senate are Girl Scout alumnae. Fifty-two percent of women in business are Girl Scout alumnae. And the list goes on!
To take part in Give Local 757, the minimum donation is $10. Any amount you can give to Girl Scouts of the Colonial Coast can help us make a difference in the life of a girl. Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter to stay in the Give Local 757 loop!