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Ways to Give

Give in a Way that Matters the Most to You

At Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, any support we receive is valued and needed in order to do the important work we do every day. Below you will find multiple ways in which you can give and support our mission to build girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place. 

Click the green arrows below to learn more about the ways in which you can support Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England and the girls we serve everyday. 

Camperships

In 2016, thanks to the generosity of parents, individuals, foundations, companies, civic organizations and religions organizations, we were able to distribute $42,168.00 in camperships to 168 girls throughout Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

When a parent or guardian registers their daughter for summer camp, GSSNE provides them with the opportunity to make a donation to the campership fund. Girls who want to attend Girl Scout summer camp, but cannot afford to do so, can apply for financial aid from this Campership Fund. Families applying for financial aid must pay the $35 per session deposit and most families who receive financial aid receive about 50% of the total cost.

By donating to the 2017 Campership Fund, you can help girls develop the leadership and confidence-building skills of Girl Scout Camp. Help us reach our 2016 Campership goal and help more girls attend camp this summer!  

Read some of the thank you notes we've received throughout the years from girls who were able to attend Girl Scout camp!

Individual Giving

Gifts can either be restricted to a particular program, property or geographic region or gifts can be unrestricted, which means we’ll use your gift where it’s most needed. Gifts are often made “in honor of” or “in memory of” somebody special. Rest assured we are good stewards of your financial support. You may view our most recent IRS Form 990

Friends of Girl Scouting

Gifts made to our annual campaign, Friends of Girl Scouting, are unrestricted and go where they’re most needed. 

Family Partnership

We also ask each family to consider a contribution to Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England’s Family Partnership Campaign. This additional amount stays right here at home – Rhode Island, southeastern MA and Pawcatuck, CT.

An investment in our Family Partnership Campaign helps to pay for:

  • Camping/outdoor skills programs
  • Financial assistance for girls to attend wider opportunities and program events
  • Council wide events for all age levels
  • Creation and distribution of troop and girl communications
  • Leader and older girl training and support

The Family Partnership Campaign is a vital part of our annual philanthropic efforts. And we are proud to say that a large percentage of our Girl Scout families support us in leveraging additional support from corporations and foundations. We are already proud to say that 100% of our staff and 100% of our Board of Directors makes a financial contribution to GSSNE each year!

If you would like to mail your Family Partnership Donation, click here to download and print our donation form. Donations can be mailed to Council Headquarters. 

Have more questions? Check out our Family Partnership FAQ, brochure, and flyer

United Way

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is not a United Way agency, though donors are able to designate their United Way contribution to Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England, as we are a 501(c)3 non-profit. Many individuals also designate their Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) donation or their State Employees Campaign Appeal (SECA) donation to GSSNE.

Planned Giving

Planned Giving – Leaving a legacy of change

A gift through your will can be a powerful tool. Estate gifts are one of most important sources of individual support, ensuring programming that promotes the development of strong leadership and decision-making skills in girls all over the country. When preparing or updating your will, be sure to include the Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England.

  • Your gift can enable you to make a significant contribution that may otherwise not have been possible during your lifetime.Your gift can support a specific area or program.
  • A bequest can be for a percentage of your estate or a specific amount.
  • Your support will inspire and empower girls everywhere.

Consider a gift to the Girl Scouts as part of your estate planning. To facilitate the planning, we have provided suggested bequest language. Girl Scouts of the USA has created a wonderful planned giving website which will provide many of the resources you'll need as you create an estate plan. The site even includes a Will Planning Wizard!

Individuals who identify Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England as one of the beneficiaries in their will become part of the Juliette Low Society, which meets once a year.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match the gifts their employees make to an organization like Girl Scouts. Usually all it requires is completing a short form – many of which are now online. Ask your employer if they’ll match your gift to GSSNE or click HERE to see a full list of companies that will match your donation.

Support our Camps

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is fortunate to own some beautiful properties in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts, which we maintain for the use of the girls in our council, girls from other councils, our alumnae and the general public. Throughout the year and especially during the summer, girls enjoy the natural beauty of places like Camp Hoffman, Camp Cookie, Camp Promising Acres and Camp Rocky Farm. Places where generations of women – campers and camp counselors alike – have made new friends, created memories, developed a deep and abiding love of nature, and learned how to be women of courage, confidence and character.

Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England is also fortunate to have the support of generous organizations like The Champlin Foundations. The Champlin Foundations has a long history of providing the funds we need to make major capital improvements at our camps. The Champlin Foundations provided a grant for a brand new, long-lasting dock and deluxe high/low ropes challenge course at Camp Hoffman.

During our capital campaign for Camp Hoffman, friends of Girl Scouting made significant contributions that helped create important new facilities for the girls like the Barbara W. French Dining Hall.

These are just a few of the ways that the community of Girl Scouts – and the greater community – has come together to preserve and enhance our camp properties. Of course, we still have a wish list of capital improvements, maintenance projects and equipment purchases which will help provide the best possible outdoors experience for the girls in our community – you could be a part of making that wish list come true.

Corporate Giving

We are fortunate to count area employers like Amica, E.W. Burman and Washington Trust among the corporations that generously support us through sponsorships and outright donations.

So who are these amazing individuals and organizations that support Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England? Check out our most recent  Annual Report (PDF)and see for yourself!

Amazon Smile

Customers Shop. Amazon Gives. 
Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service

Here are the simple instructions to sign up.

1.   www.smile.amazon.com – you must use this URL.There isn’t a phone app available at this time.

2.  Sign in with your existing Amazon account information. If you do not have an Amazon account, you can create one. It’s easy and free!

3.  Type in Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England as the charity you’d like to support

4.  Don’t forget to use www.smile.amazon.com when you shop at Amazon from now on!

Thank you so much for considering Girl Scouts of Southeastern New England for your charity of choice at AmazonSmile.

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Ready to Help Change the Life of a Girl?

For more information about how you can support Girl Scouting in our council’s area, feel free to contact Ginger or Jill in our Fund Development Department. They would be happy to speak with you in confidence.

Ginger Lallo
glallo@gssne.org 
401.331.4500

Jill Martens
jmartens@gssne.org 
401.331.4500