Give to the Max Day starts at midnight Nov 16th and runs for 24 hours until midnight Nov 17th. While we would love – and NEED – donations at any time in the year – any donations given to River Valleys (who is the benefactor of our family fundraising campaign) on this day will be matched by an anonymous donor up to $10,000 AND River Valleys could get even more if they end up being one of the top donations receivers on that day.
Why donate? Because…
How do Girl Scouts change the world? One girl at a time!
Girl Scouts is the world’s preeminent leadership development organization for girls. The ongoing objective of Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is providing relevant, innovative programming in an all-girl environment that allows girls in grades K-12 to develop self-confidence, civic values, and leadership.
Working with dedicated adult mentors, Girl Scouts learn about themselves, connect with others, discover new skills and knowledge, and take action to improve their communities.
Did you know it costs more than $333 a year to support the educational leadership programs and activities for one girl in our River Valleys council?
Did you know that River Valleys does not receive funding from GSUSA and your $12 annual membership fee goes entirely to Girl Scouts of the USA?
Troop funds, which come from troop dues and cookie/product sales, are used for troop events and activities – they do not go to help fund River Valleys or their Service Units.
Some of Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys’ highlights:
- Girl Scouts of Minnesota and Wisconsin River Valleys is the tenth largest Girl Scout council in the country.
-Girls and volunteers spent more than 1.14 million hours on take action projects to improve their local and global communities.
- 1,100 council sponsored programs and activities were provided for our 45,000 girls. Topics included science, technology, math and science; healthy living and relationships; cultural literacy; environmental awareness; and career and college preparation.
-34 membership specialists aid 200 service units in assisting over 4500 troops.
-14 safe, well-kept camps and program facilities throughout River Valleys
Donations from Family Fundraising help to:
- provide materials to enrich troops and service units
- maintain facilities (including camps)
- train more than 17,000 volunteer adults who make it possible for girls to be in Girl Scouting
- Provide grants for girls who could not otherwise fully participate in Girl Scouts
- $490,000 in financial assistance for girls is provided
With your participation in the Family Fundraising Campaign, our girls will have the experiences of a lifetime—enjoying new experiences, creating memories and establishing connections that they will carry with them throughout their life. Programs that foster courage, confidence and character in girls ultimately help girls discover their full potential, connect with others, and take action to improve their lives and uplift their communities.
The Prairie Sun Service Unit has over 400 girls involved in Girl Scouts with almost 350 adult volunteers. We strive to empower our girls to be great leaders of tomorrow. We sponsor many events throughout the year to create team building and educational experiences for the Girl Scouts of Eden Prairie.
HONOR YOUR GIRL SCOUT, MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HER LIFE
Take the opportunity to say, “I value Girl Scouting for my girl and all girls!” On behalf of your Girl Scout and the thousands of girls and adults who will benefit from your gift, thank you for your continued support of Girl Scouting.