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Cash donation makes Daisies’ day at booth

Submitted by Emily Kleinsasser

Greeley

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

We were running a booth at King Soopers and one of the employees stopped by when we were setting up and asked how much our troop gets for the cookies and what our girls wanted to do with the money. We explained we get a portion of the money and our Daisy Girl Scouts wanted to go learn to cook in a kitchen and give back to the community. He said he would be back later to buy some cookies. He would check on us periodically to see how our sales were going. He was genuinely interested in our girls selling a lot of cookies. Towards the end he asked how much longer we would be there and we said about 15 minutes. He said he would be right back. He was a man of his word and said he really didn’t want to buy any cookies but he wanted to make a donation to make sure the girls got to learn how to cook and had fun. He gave us a $60 donation. It made every one of us stop in disbelief. What an amazing act of kindness that all our girls got to witness and we got to be a part of. We have later found out more information on him and plan on sending him a thank you note to let him know our girls met their goal.

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Colorado Gives Day 2013 a success!

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Thank you Colorado for your support of Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day 2013! We had a record-setting year and raised more than $36,000!! This money will go a long way in helping us build the leaders of tomorrow, so thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You have made a difference!

If you didn’t have a chance to support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day, please visit our website to learn more about the year-round opportunities to help our organization. If you can’t give monetarily, we are always in need of volunteers, especially volunteers who can lead Girl Scout troops. And you don’t have to have a girl enrolled in Girl Scouts to be a troop leader either!

Thank you for making our holiday season just a little brighter this year!

Support Girl Scouts of Colorado on Colorado Gives Day

Next Tuesday, Dec. 10th, is a big day in Colorado. It is Colorado Gives Day! This is the day when Coloradans are encouraged to support their favorite nonprofits, like Girl Scouts of Colorado, by making a donation to them. The FirstBank Incentive Fund will increase all donations made that day, meaning your dollars go further to helping the nonprofits you choose to support.

We hope you will consider making a gift to Girl Scouts of Colorado on Dec. 10th. Your dollars help us provide programming that builds our leaders of tomorrow! You can schedule your donation at anytime between now and Dec. 10th. Thank you in advance for your support!

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Enjoy a night of Colorado sporting fun by donating $20 to Girl Scouts Opportunity Grants Fund

There’s a great new incentive to donating to this year’s Family and Friends Giving Campaign, which benefits our Opportunity Grants fund!

If you are one of the first 250 donors who makes a donation of at least $20 starting last Friday, Sept. 6th, through our #STARTARYOT campaign, you will earn yourself two tickets to the preseason Colorado Avalanche hockey game against the Dallas Stars on Sept. 24th at 7 p.m.

What’s great about this year’s campaign is it is a peer to peer fundraising campaign. So you are encouraged to start a fundraising page and ask friends and family to make a donation (they are also eligible for the Avs tickets if they make a donation of $20+).

Last year Girl Scouts of Colorado awarded $145,495 in financial assistance through Opportunity Grants fund. These funds went to help girls go to camp, events, travel and pay for their dues and program materials as finances are never a reason a girl can’t be involved in Girl Scouts. These grants make a big difference! Just hear what some of these Opportunity Grants beneficiaries have gained through Girl Scouts:

“I had a great time at camp this year. I learned how to trot and lope for the first time during Rodeo Camp, which really boosted my self-esteem. I also worked on teamwork with my cabin mates.”

“I was never a Girl Scout because my family couldn’t afford it, and I couldn’t afford to have my daughter involved without a GSCO Opportunity Grant. I have 15 girls from Daisies to Ambassadors in my troop, and we’ve been able to purchase uniforms with our grant. I can’t tell you what a difference in self-esteem a uniform makes for girls. They have been so grateful for their experiences and taken pride in giving back to others with projects like conducting a toiletry drive for a homeless shelter. Girl Scouts has meant so much to my girls, I want to share it with more girls, so I am helping to recruit girls at schools who have never had Girl Scouts. These girls are jumping up and down with excitement and can’t wait to be Girl Scouts!”

“I am a single, stay-at-home mother of seven special needs, adopted children, each with unique qualities I cherish. Some of my children struggle more in life than others. Growing up, I have fond memories of being a Girl Scout, so it was important for me to give my girls the same positive experiences. I have two Cadettes, and they love Girl Scouts! After every meeting, they come home talking my ear off, and they have had more experiences than I could ever give them; and that is what makes me happy. I have a very tight income, and there is never much for extras, so if it was not for the GSCO Opportunity Grant, this would have never been possible for my girls. They have gained self-esteem, pride in themselves and their work, the ability to push themselves and the smiles of success! My daughter is moderately developmentally delayed, and it causes problems for her. At Girl Scouts, she has been able to be herself and be accepted, which is huge for her! Our Girl Scout experience has made me want to be a better person and spend more time with my children, so I have signed up to be the cookie manager for the troop this year. I think it will help all my children understand that even if you think you have a lot on your plate, there’s always room for the most important things, like Girl Scouts!”

Make a donation to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s Opportunity Grants fund today through #STARTARYOT

Posted by Amanda Kalina, PR Director, Girl Scouts of Colorado

Our most critical need: adult volunteers

I’m really excited to share the story that 9NEWS (KUSA) recently aired about Girl Scouts of Colorado! The story, which I have linked below, highlighted exactly what our most critical need in our organization is right now — adult volunteers. As you may or may not know, there are thousands of girls on waiting lists that want to be Girl Scouts, but can’t until volunteer leadership is found.

We hope you will consider volunteering with us, or sharing the 9NEWS story with others and ask them for their support. To get through these hard times this is where your support is most critically needed.

If you don’t have time to volunteer, please consider making a donation to Girl Scouts on our website and make the worthwhile investment of supporting our next generation of Colorado leaders!

We thank you in advance for your support!

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View the story here

Don’t forget the Coloradoan’s Causes Giving Campaign

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There’s only a week left to participate in the Coloradoan’s Causes Giving Campaign.

We are very honored to be voted a top non-profit by the community through this campaign, but now need your help to make it a success!

Please consider making a gift to Girl Scouts of Colorado through this campaign. The Coloradoan will partially match these donations, making gifts more impactful.

Remember even small gifts go a long way! And let your family and friends know about this too. Donations made to Girl Scouts of Colorado help us provide leadership opportunities for girls across Colorado!

For more information and to make a gift, click here. Gifts need to be made by Friday, Dec. 21st!

Support Girl Scouts of Colorado in the Coloradoan’s Causes Giving Campaign

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Girl Scouts of Colorado is very honored to be voted a top non-profit by the community through the Coloradoan’s Causes Giving Campaign.

As a part of this campaign, the community is now being asked to give to Girl Scouts of Colorado. The Coloradoan will partially match these donations, making gifts more impactful.

So consider making a gift. Even small gifts go a long way! And let your family and friends know about this too. 2012 was a challenging year for Girl Scouts of Colorado, but through donation programs like this, we can continue to offer the best leadership opportunities for girls across Colorado!

For more information and to make a gift, click here.

Don’t forget to give to “Girl Scouts” on Colorado Gives Day Dec. 4th

24 Hours to Give Where You Live on Dec. 4, 2012

Give to Girl Scouts of Colorado in your community and the value of your gift will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund!

Last year, Coloradans donated $12.4 million to their favorite nonprofits during Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

Make an online gift to Girl Scouts of Colorado this year!

  • 100 percent of every donation goes to charity! 100% of your gift will come directly to Girl Scouts of Colorado for local programs in your community.
  • The FirstBank Incentive Fund increases the value of every dollar donated.
  • Donate online! It’s easy, safe and secure!

Don’t wait! Schedule your gift now to be processed on Dec. 4, 2012!

And encourage your friends and family to give to Girl Scouts of Colorado too on Colorado Gives Day!

Give where you live! Click here to make your gift today!

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Give to Girl Scouts on Colorado Gives Day

24 Hours to Give Where You Live on Dec. 4, 2012

Give to Girl Scouts of Colorado in your community and the value of your gift will be increased by the FirstBank Incentive Fund!

Last year, Coloradans donated $12.4 million to their favorite nonprofits during Colorado Gives Day. Colorado Gives Day, presented by Community First Foundation and FirstBank, is an initiative to increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving.

Make an online gift to Girl Scouts of Colorado this year!

  • 100 percent of every donation goes to charity! 100% of your gift will come directly to Girl Scouts of Colorado for local programs in your community.
  • The FirstBank Incentive Fund increases the value of every dollar donated.
  • Donate online! It’s easy, safe and secure!

Don’t wait! Schedule your gift now to be processed on Dec. 4, 2012!

Give where you live!  Click here to make your gift today!

Xcel Energy awards STEM grant to Girl Scouts of Colorado

Kirk Scheitler with Xcel Energy presents a $15,000 grant check to Girl Scouts of Colorado’s president and CEO, Stephanie Foote, to support local Girl Scouts science, technology, engineering and math programs.

Xcel Energy recently awarded Girl Scouts of Colorado a $15,000 grant for its statewide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs, with an emphasis on programming in the metro Denver area. The grant will support Girl Scouts of Colorado in providing STEM programs that contribute to girls’ academic achievement and encourage them to realize their potential and leadership capabilities in STEM fields.

Girl Scouts of Colorado incorporates fun and educational STEM activities into all aspects of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience—from camp to badge projects, events and after-school programs. Girls are introduced to STEM-related careers that are generally under-represented by women, and to successful female role models who work in those careers. Girl Scouts, which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2012, has successfully engaged and cultivated girls’ interest in STEM subjects over the decades.

Through its focus area grants, Xcel Energy supports nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations that: improve science, technology, engineering, economics and math education; improve and enhance the natural environment; help individuals achieve economic self-sufficiency; and that provide access to arts and culture. In 2011, the company contributed $3.9 million in focus area grants to organizations across its eight-state service territory. More information on Xcel Energy is available at xcelenergy.com.

To learn more on how to support Colorado’s 30,000 Girl Scouts and 9,000 adult volunteers, visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org or call 1-855-726-4726.