We are Thankful

This time of year is full of warmth, family and food…but we also know it’s full of busy schedules.  Packing in family events, holiday cooking and battling stores can make the holidays seem like a race to get everything in.  So we want to say THANK YOU for taking a few moments in this busy time of year to think about Girl Scouts and how, as a team, we are empowering girls.  In this season of thanks and of giving, we want to say thank you to the volunteers, parents / caregivers, donors and friends who make the world a better place for girls.

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We are thankful for Girl Scouts. Our girls are inspiring. Every day Girl Scouts are making a positive impact on the world around them and in their own lives. The creative ideas that are generated in girl-led activities show us that the future is full of promise. We say thanks to the girls who have picked a path of Courage, Confidence, and Character and the dedication that requires. You are making the world better for all of us.

We are thankful for the volunteers. Our volunteers are change-makers. These individuals help us create amazing opportunities for more than 20,000 girls in 47 counties across Kansas and Missouri. What an incredible team we are together. We thank all of you! Every troop leader who shows a Daisy her first service project. Every caregiver who makes Girl Scout meetings a priority in the life of their Girl Scout. Every community member who volunteers their time and resources to a troop. Every Girl Scout Cookie Mom or Dad who spends countless hours organizing, learning and supporting their troops. Together, we are changing the world for girls.

We are thankful for the donors. Every dollar raised helps to support girls from all walks of life get the best experiences Girl Scouts can provide. In Girl Scouts, many girls get to camp for the first time, do a service project that teaches them the joy found in giving and meet friends who push them to succeed. The gifts received each year help us develop innovative programs to engage girls, provide support for volunteers and create opportunities. We thank you for not only financially supporting this organization, but for being an advocate to help us encourage more donors to join our circle of giving.

Everyone who is part of the Girl Scouts family knows the power of giving. As in previous years, Girl Scouts is a proud partner of the #GivingTuesday global movement that celebrates giving. You can check out our exciting event that will take place in just ONE WEEK – on Dec. 1 (Giving Tuesday)! The Facebook Event is a great place to learn about Giving Tuesday.

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From now through Dec. 1, we will be accepting gifts through a special donation page. Every dollar received through this page will help us show the world how much of an impact one day of giving can have. Be part of this celebration of giving by changing your profile photo on Dec. 1, posting a #UnSelfie of yourself giving to Girl Scouts and by sharing the Facebook event!  More details can be found on the event page and we hope you join us for Giving Tuesday!

Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING from your family at Girl Scouts of NE Kansas & NW Missouri! We’d love to hear what you’re thankful for as well. Comment below to share!

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