Invest In Girls
Ways To Support
Each year, Girl Scouts Heart of the South's Annual Fund campaign supports the entire Girl Scout Program across all 59 counties in our council. Funds are used to ensure girls receive the best programming, events and services possible, and that volunteers receive quality training - not only for Girl Scout programs - but also for their professional and personal development.
- $350 can provide a year of Girl Scout programs for one girl
- $175 can provide one girl with 1/2 year of Girl Scout programming
- $100 can provide scholarships to help girls attend Girl Scout events
- $60 will provide training for a volunteer who wants to work with girls
Your tax deductible donation will ensure that girls from all across our region will be able to grow, learn and become leaders in their community while having fun and making friends.
Invest In Girls
Invest in Girls is a troop-based initiative designed to teach girls philanthropy, at the troop level, by supporting their Girl Scout sisters who struggle with paying their membership dues. Even the smallest gift counts. And girls, families, friends, teachers, employers and community members can all Invest in Girls!
As part of the program, a patch will be given to all girls in a troop if at least 50% of the troop families participate and the per girl giving average equals $15 – the cost of membership for one year.
Helperships and Camperships allow every girl, regardless of financial means, to attend council program, trips and summer camp or benefit from the Girl Scout experience. We believe that Girl Scouts provides the best opportunities for girls to learn leadership skills, develop a sense of self and confidence to try new things, overcome fears and discover new passions. Your gift can help provide an outdoor leadership or Girl Scout experience for our girls.
For more information about how you can contribute visit our Helpership page.
Planned Giving—Juliette Gordon Low Society
With thoughtful planning, a ‘planned gift’ creates a win-win for you and for Girl Scouts Heart of the South. To talk about this opportunity, please contact Kimberly Crafton, Chief Development and Governance Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901.334.3461. Learn more.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. If your company matches, please request a matching gift form from your employer. The impact of your gift may be doubled or possibly tripled! Some companies will also match gifts made by retirees and/or spouses.
United Way Partners
United Way organizations serve our communities by generating and uniting community resources to support local non-profits. Funds raised by United Ways are distributed to non-profits having a strong, effective impact on the community’s most critical issues. Girl Scouts Heart of the South is proud to partner with 11 United Ways across our region to make a difference in the lives of Girl Scouts. We appreciate their support and the individual donors who contribute.
Funding currently provided by:
- United Way of Cleveland-Bolivar
- United Way of Corinth & Alcorn County
- United Way of Leflore County
- United Way of Lowndes County
- United Way of the Mid-South
- United Way of North Central Mississippi
- United Way of Northeast Mississippi
- United Way of Washington County
- United Way of West Point/Clay
- United Way of West Tennessee
Additional Support Provided by:
- United Way of Oxford-Lafayette County
- United Way of Greater Monroe County
Women at Work
Girl Scouts has been empowering and encouraging women in leadership for over 100 years! Through Women at Work – a mutual support program seeking to identify and promote female-owned businesses – Girl Scouts Heart of the South partners with the women business owners of today to mentor and inspire the female entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Scholarship Socials- Food, Fun and Friendship for HER Future are a
fun way for service units to raise money to provide college
scholarships specifically for graduating seniors from that service
unit. Service units or troops can organize an event and invite Girl
Scout supporters, family and friends to attend. The purpose of the
event is not only to get together and have fun but to raise funds for
the service unit’s scholarship fund.
For more information about Scholarship Socials, contact Kimberly Crafton, Chief Development and Governance Officer, at email@example.com or 901.334.3461.
Helping Hearts Fund
Helping Hearts – A Girl Scout Volunteer Crisis Assistance Fund - provides assistance grants for volunteers in crisis. Girl Scouts Heart of the South needs our volunteers, but there are times when our volunteers need a community of support. As dedicated as our volunteers are to helping us, Girl Scouts is dedicated to making the world a better place for them – and their families – as well.
If you are a friend or family member of a Girl Scouts Heart of the South volunteer who is in need of assistance from the Helping Hearts Fund, please contact Kimberly Crafton, GSHS Chief Development and Governance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (901) 334-3461.
The Centennial Society is a donor recognition program created for our
100th Anniversary year. Membership in this esteemed group is yours
with a gift of $1,000 to support the myriad of program opportunities
available to girls through the Girl Scout Leadership Experience. These
opportunities help girls discover their values, skills, and the world
around them; connect with others in a multicultural environment; and
take action to make a difference in the world.
100th Anniversary Tree
Pat Moody, lifetime Girl Scout and former Girl Scouts Heart of the South Board Member, sculpted the “100th Anniversary Tree” in honor of 100 years of Girl Scouting. The tree celebrates donations made to the Centennial Society campaign.
For more information about the 100th Anniversary Tree, contact Kimberly Crafton, Chief Development and Governance Officer, at email@example.com or 901.334.3461.