Make a difference just by shopping online

Black Friday is upon us and Cyber Monday is approaching quickly. You’ve created your gift list and checked it twice, so now you’re determined to find the best deals. Did you know that you could save money AND support Girl Scouts of Western New York at the same time?

When you shop with AmazonSmile, a portion of your qualifying purchase comes back to us and helps us build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. There aren’t extra taxes or hidden fees; it really is this simple.

All you have to do is click this link to choose Girl Scouts of Western New York as your chosen charity. Once you’re set up, start making your purchases from smile.amazon.com. Everything looks the same, except now your purchase goes further. It’s the Amazon you love with the giving back that feels good.

Make a difference this holiday season and shop with AmazonSmile.

Choose GSWNY Today

One month left in Spring Renewal 2019!

It’s hard to believe the month of April is over and tomorrow brings us May! While we’re excited about the flowers and sunshine, we’re here to talk about Spring Renewal and the amazing incentives still available for you!

First of all, in case you don’t know, Spring Renewal is a time to re-register for the following year of Girl Scouts. Our membership year begins in October, but renewing early secures your spot for the fun yet to come AND includes amazing incentives.

Renewing your membership by May 31 automatically qualifies your girl for SAGE Tuition Rewards. These points translate to money for college, meaning the $25 you pay for her membership turns into 2500 points, which becomes $2,500 to be used at one of 400 colleges and universities across the United States.

The deal is even sweeter if you’re a co-leader. When you renew early, you receive 3500 SAGE Tuition Rewards points, or $3,500, that your girl, son, niece, nephew, god child etc. can use for higher education.

Outside of those GUARANTEED rewards for re-registering during Spring Renewal, you have other chances to win. If you renew by 11:59 p.m. TONIGHT, you’re entered into a drawing for one of three $200 Amazon gift cards. If your entire troop and two co-leaders are renewed, your troop can win one of two sets of tickets to your favorite local museum or zoo (up to 12 tickets).

Don’t wait any longer! Renew your Girl Scout membership today and win!

Renew your Girl Scout membership by April 30 to win!

We’re a few weeks into our annual Spring Renewal and we’re blown away by how many excited Girl Scouts we have coming back next year! If you’re planning to remain in Girl Scouts, Spring Renewal is the time to re-register for the next membership year.

While you can wait until the fall, renewing now gives you the opportunity to win amazing prizes AND earn college tuition rewards points. All girls and co-leaders who renew before midnight on April 30 are entered into a drawing for three $200 Amazon gift cards. That’s three for girls, three for adults! Troops who are 100% renewed by this time are entered into a drawing for two sets of tickets to your favorite local museum or zoo.

The SAGE Tuition Rewards are really something special. Throughout the entirety of Spring Renewal (through May 31), all girls and co-leaders who renew will receive 2,500 points and 3,500 points respectively. What that means is renewing your membership can earn your girl $2,500 for college and you $3,500 to share with anyone you choose under the age of 18.

Plus, the earlier you renew, the more prizes you can win! With every drawing, we pull from everyone who’s renewed to that point, whether it was the start of the campaign of the day before. What are you waiting for?

Renew your Girl Scout membership today!

Giving back is as easy as shopping online

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Black Friday is upon us and Cyber Monday is approaching quickly. You’ve created your gift list and checked it twice, so now you’re determined to find the best deals. Did you know that you could save money AND support Girl Scouts of Western New York at the same time?

When you shop with AmazonSmile, a portion of your qualifying purchase comes back to us and helps us build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. There aren’t extra taxes or hidden fees; it really is this simple.

All you have to do is click this link to choose Girl Scouts of Western New York as your chosen charity. Once you’re set up, start making your purchases from smile.amazon.com. Everything looks the same, except now your purchase goes further. It’s the Amazon you love with the giving back that feels good.

Make a difference this holiday season and shop with AmazonSmile.

Choose GSWNY Today

 

 

 

 

The fall Girl Talk is out!

Girl Talk is a quarterly publication that highlights stories from around the council, whether it’s about girls, adults, programs,  or partners! For our late fall publication, we highlight the amazing volunteers behind Skills and Chills, specifically Nancy Grimes, as well as our Women of Distinction event, our Cybersecurity event at RIT with Palo Alto, and an update from our CEO.

Click here to read the full edition

Even better, we’re looking for reader input! Take our survey by December 20 for your chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card!

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Girl Scout brand ranks #2 on World Value Index

Every year, the World Value Index is assembled to show which brands ‘do the most and least good for the world.’ Unlike many reports, the information for this ranking comes from people, not shareholders.

According to enso’s website, “the World Value Index measures brand on awareness of purpose, alignment with purpose, whether people will actively support that purpose, and if that purpose impacts purchase.”

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What this show us is that in a world with Google, Amazon and Disney, we outrank almost everyone when it comes to our commitment to our purpose. We work tirelessly to ensure what we stand for is always represented by our efforts.

Our mission is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, and our legacy is built on the results we’ve seen for more than 100 years.

Half of all female business leaders were Girl Scouts.

More than 75 percent of female U.S. Senators with Girl Scouts.

100% of female U.S. Secretaries of State were Girl Scouts.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Joining Girl Scouts places your girl in an all-female environment, providing a safe space where she can learn, grow and try new things. In a world finally seeing the way in which the sexes are separated, now is the time to show your girl all that she can be and accomplish, and we’re here to help her along the way.

Now is the time to continue the shift toward equality, and raising empowered girls who are ready to see the world and how they can make it better. We offer a one-of-a-kind leadership development program for girls, with time-tested methods and research-backed programming.

Simply put, we’re more than crafts and cookies. We’re dedicated to changing the world, one girl at a time. Join us in fulfilling our mission today.