Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Girl Scout in Northern Illinois Offer a Gift of Caring

Through the organization’s Fall Product Program, the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois now offer community members the chance to donate delicious snack items and new magazines to members of the military while helping raise funds to support local Girl Scouts. The Daily Herald reports that girls will be taking orders for the 2011 Fall Product Program from October 14-28.

Any community member may energize and encourage members of the military through the Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois's Gift of Caring Program. A $5 donation purchases one candy/nut item and four $5 donations purchases one subscription to a magazine. All candy, nuts and magazine subscriptions are ordered virtually and donated directly to the military. Each donation will be accompanied by a girl’s personal thank you note or drawing.

Also new is the Creative Funding Opportunity Program, designed specifically for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors and Ambassadors who participate in the Fall Product Program. It allows girls to hone their communications skills by connecting with local businesses. This direct contact not only offers businesses an online means to purchase quality products for corporate gift giving but opens up career exploration opportunities for girls. Product previews are available here.

The Fall Product Program is instrumental in helping girls develop the five key skills of goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. While the Fall Product Program is not as well known as the Girl Scout Cookie Program, it is just as important to Girl Scouts!

Girl Scouts helping service members through fundraising is a widespread practice! Do you think those serving overseas look forward to fresh shipments of Girl Scout goodies?