Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland (GSMH) is participating in the second annual Give Ozarks 24-hour online day of giving on May 3, 2016.
GSMH will raise online donations from midnight to midnight on May 3 at giveozarks.org. Our goal is $5,000 for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
What is the Girl Scout Leadership Experience? It’s about girls! We believe every girl deserves the confidence to dream big.
The Girl Scout Leadership Experience is a national program model from Girl Scouts of the USA with outcomes-based program activities that give girls the specific knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values that will make them leaders in their own lives and in their communities. The Girl Scout Leadership Experience engages girls in discovering a strong sense of self, connecting with others, and taking action to make the world a better place.
In Girl Scouting, Discover + Connect + Take Action=Leadership.
All Girl Scout experiences are intentionally designed to tie to one or more of 15 national leadership outcomes, or benefits, each categorized under one of the three keys to leadership:
Discover: Girls understand themselves and their values and use their knowledge and skills to explore the world. For example, girls in grades 4 and 5 learn to be better able to recognize how situations, attitudes, and the behaviors of others affect their sense of self.
Connect: Girls care about, inspire, and team with others locally and globally. In the connect leadership key, girls in grades 2 – 3 are better able to show empathy toward others and can apply basic strategies for conflict resolution when conflicts arise.
Take Action: Girls act to make the world a better place. As an example, high-school-age girls can use their advocacy skills and knowledge to be more active on behalf of a cause, issue, or person, locally or globally.
Gifts raised for the Girl Scout Leadership Experience will allow Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland to:
- Provide financial assistance to girls who would otherwise not be able to afford membership dues, program fees, summer resident camp, books, or uniforms.
- Provide background checks on new adult volunteers, as well as updated background checks on long-time volunteers in an effort to keep our girls safe from harm.
- Provide community outreach to underserved, socioeconomically disadvantaged populations in Title I schools and alternate youth-serving organizations such as the Boys & Girls Club where these populations are reached most successfully.
Making a secure donation is simple. On May 3, go to Give Ozarks-GSMH to complete a basic credit-card donation. All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by the IRS.
We appreciate your support of GSMH at any time throughout the day on May 3, but please consider the following hours which provide larger incentives:
- Lezah & Ron Stenger Family Quick Start: The agency that has the most ONLINE unique/individual donors in the first hour of the giving day (12:01 a.m.-1:00 a.m. per #GiveOzarks time stamp) will receive a $2,000 prize.
- Conco Companies Night Owl: The agency that has the most ONLINE unique/individual donors in the 3 a.m. hour will receive a $2,000 prize.
- Golden Ticket: Any agency receiving one or more ONLINE donations during the following times will be eligible for a $4,000 prize: 7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m., 9:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m.,12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m.
- Med-Pay, Inc. Big Finish: The agency that receives the most ONLINE unique/individual donors in the last hour of the giving day (11:00-11:59 p.m. per #GiveOzarks time stamp) will receive $2,000.
At Girl Scouts of the Missouri Heartland, we believe that when girls succeed so does society.