Imagine Thanksgiving with no turkey on the table, picture Christmas without a holiday feast or envision Wednesdays with only one meal. Because donated food and other items are needed year-round in the community, Girl Scouts makes an impact through its Seasons of Giving program.
Community service is an integral part of being a Girl Scout that provides girls with the opportunity to develop critical thinking skills and practice teamwork as well as empowering girls to make changes in the community.
Girl Scouts have the opportunity to meet many community needs by participating in the annual Council-wide personal care item drive, April Showers, and giving service to Council- and District-assigned agencies.
These agencies depend on the assistance we provide through tangible gifts lovingly made or purchased with troop funds.It is also time given in visiting, entertaining or writing to the young and old.
Besides Seasons of Giving, people may donate through two other avenues:
Troop to Troop
People are encouraged to Take Action in their communities and participate in Troop to Troop, which allows customers to buy Girl Scout Cookies then donate them to the USO of Missouri, Inc. or another charitable organization of the troop’s choice.
In 2013, more than 36,000 Girl Scout Cookie packages went to the USO, thanks to the generosity of Girl Scout customers.
Project Thank You
In Project Thank You, which is part of our Fall Product Program, a $5 donation will send one can of Ashdon Farms product to the USO. In addition, $5 donations will provide military personnel with magazine subscriptions for one year
In 2012, Girl Scouts in Eastern Missouri gave more than 1,000,000 hours of service valued at more than $22 million to make the community a better place.