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Invest in Girls

At Girl Scouts of Citrus, we believe that when girls succeed so does society. We provide girls with a place to discover their passions, find their voice and make positive impact in their communities. These girls are building a better world for all of us!

Help us ensure that every girl in central Florida develops the confidence that Girl Scouts nurtures. An investment in Girl Scouting is broader than a cause or a cure. It is a commitment to the next generation of self-sufficient and capable women.

You can make a difference today! 100% of every dollar donated stays with Girl Scout of Citrus to support our local Girl Scouts.  Contributions can be made in general support or for a specific purpose.  The following campaigns offer specific ways you may support Girl Scouts of Citrus. 

There are so many ways to support Girl Scouts of Citrus and 15,000 reasons why, choose the ones that are right for you. Thank you for supporting GSC as we continue to serve 15,000 Girls Scouts in Central Florida.  All gifts are fully tax-deductible as allowed by law.  For more information contact the Citrus Council Relationship Team at tcastillo@citrus-gs.org.

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ToGetHerThere Campaigns
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GSC Annual Campaign
Financial support through the Annual Campaign will provide for the important operations of our organization (volunteer training, support and recognition, staff development, maintenance of properties and camps and more) and enhance girl led special events and programs.

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GIFTs for Girls Family Campaign
Every girl deserves the chance to be a Girl Scout, but not everyone can afford it on their own. GIFTs for Girls reaches beyond your own troop and touches the lives of girls who need a little extra support.  We know that no one believes in the power of girls more than their families! You have the power to invest in the heart of Girl Scouts - being a sister to every girl.

Capital Campaigns
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General Property
Every dollar builds a better tomorrow.  

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STEAM Education Center 
A series of renovations to convert the Mah-Kah-Wee Eco-Center into a living laboratory for science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM).  The STEAM Center of Excellence will offer girls a progressive way to experience STEM education and careers, conduct on-site experiments, and explore and learn in a unique girl-centered outdoor leadership environment.

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Pave the Way for Girls
You can leave a legacy with a classic red brick to be installed on our front walking path at Mah-Kah-Wee Program Center for everyone to see as they enter the lodge.  A personalized brick becomes a lovely tribute to those who you feel are deserving and a cherished piece to be seen through the generations.

Planned Giving
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Juliette Gordon Low Society
The Juliette Gordon Low Society was established in memory of our founder Juliette Gordon Low to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouts who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacy and a beneficiary of their estate plan. The Society celebrates those who have made a contribution of $10,000 or more to the endowment through their estate plans or as an outright gift.

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Memorials and Tributes
If you have a loved one who is passionate about Girl Scouting, establishing a memorial or tribute gift is a meaningful way to honor your loved one or celebrate a special occasion while supporting Girl Scouts. Your memorial or tribute gift will be a lasting tribute to your loved one and will allow us to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.

Major Gift Giving
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Friendship Circle
Your commitment of an ongoing investment in our girls makes you eligible to become a member of the Friendship Circle.  By selecting 'Monthly Donation' and committing to a minimum $10 per month gift, you automatically join the Friendship Circle and will receive your Friendship Circle Pin!  Give monthly and be a part of a group of dedicated donors providing steady funding for Girl Scout programs year round. 

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Promise Circle
Through an annual investment of $1,000 or more, you become a member of the Promise Circle.  Your gift makes a lasting impact on the girls served by Girl Scouts of Citrus.  You help ensure that every girl has the opportunity and tools she needs to reach her fullest potential and “Bring Her Promise to Life”.  

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Pearl Giving Society
Juliette sold her strand of pearls so she could fund the Girl Scout organization.  With that act of philanthropy in mind, the Pearl Giving Society recognizes and honors individuals who have made a commitment to ensure that girls will continue to benefit from the Girl Scout experience. You are eligible to become a member of the Pearl Giving Society if you make a contribution of $10,000 or more for the calendar year.

Other Ways to Give
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Scouting For Shoes
The Scouting for Shoes program is a fun and easy way for our troops to help our planet while helping Girl Scouts of Citrus reach our GIFTs for Girls fundraising goal.  Troops are invited to collect gently used, re-wearable shoes and ShoeBox Recycling will pay Citrus Council $.50 for each pound collected!  The funds that your troop raises will go towards your Community GIFTs for Girls goal.

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Matching Gifts/Volunteer Service Hours
Many employers have matching gift programs that will match a portion or all of charitable contributions or volunteer service hours made by their employees.  Before you make your next contribution, check with your human resources office and ask if the company offers a matching gift program. 

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United Way
You can support the work of Girl Scouts Citrus throughout the entire year by making a pledge using payroll deduction. Just designate how much you want deducted from each pay period and the funds will be automatically collected for disbursement to Girl Scouts of Citrus. Supporting GSC can’t get simpler than that!  

GSC Designation Code:
Heart of Florida (Orange, Osceola and Seminole): 7122
United Way of Brevard: GSC
United Way of Lake: GSC
United Way of Volusia: GSC

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Amazon Smiles
Support Girl Scouts while you shop!  Make sure to designate the Girl Scout Citrus through AmazonSmile.  Amazon will donate 0.5% of your purchase to our Council. AmazonSmile has the same products, same prices, and same service as the Amazon you know.  Just make sure to start shopping through smile.amazon.com in order to give to our Council today!

Future Builders Corporate Partners
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Future Builders Corporate Partners

We empower the next generation of leaders – leaders who will ultimately shape the country’s workforce. These are the girls who will drive innovation and move the benchmark even higher for women in leadership positions. We know that when girls succeed, so does society.

Girl Scouts understands your business needs. Our unique partnership approach matches your company’s community involvement goals with our comprehensive mix of girl-focused opportunities to build the best possible partnerships! Future Builder opportunities include philanthropy, program integration, branding opportunities, and employee volunteerism.

It's Time to Invest in Girls

When you become a Future Builder, your partnership helps more than 17,000 girls have access to life-changing experiences. Find out why it’s time to invest in girls.

Dozens of organizations across central Florida have already become Future Builders –including the Walt Disney World, Reed Nissan and Alex + Ani.

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