Thursday, August 11, 2011

Savvy Fundraising From Girl Scouts of Greater LA

According to Benzinga, The Girls Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has signed on with Donate My Card to provide an opportunity for Girl Scouts' supporters to give to an organization that has been developing girls of courage, confidence and character who make the world a better place for 99 years.

Donate My Card allows the remnant values on gift and pre-paid debit cards to be donated to its partner charities, like The Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles. Americans purchase more than $130 billion in gift and pre-paid debit cards every year, and it is estimated that 5-10% of the purchased value remains unused on these cards.

“Every dollar makes a difference in providing life-changing experiences to girls, whether it goes toward enabling a Girl Scout to ride on the 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Float in the 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, helping provide girls their first time away from home at summer camp, or being a programmer on an award-winning Girl Scouts robotics team,” said Lise L. Luttgens, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles.

Girl Scout mother-daughter duo RenĂ©e Hoss-Johnson and daughter Brianne Johnson have designed the Girl Scouts float for the 2012 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade. The float will celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouting upon the organization’s centennial next year.

Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles has a way for you to honor someone in your life with float flower dedications. For just a $5 donation, the name of a loved one will ride on the Girl Scouts float. Dedicate a dozen flowers to celebrate a special occasion: graduations, birthdays and anniversaries, to name a few! You can also help by sponsoring one of the many Girl Scouts riding and walking with the float.