Dear Girl Scout Family,
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama has an annual fundraising campaign - the Family Partnership Campaign - that gives Girl Scout members (parents, families, volunteers, troops, service units, etc.) the opportunity to provide financial support for Girl Scouting. Family Partnership Campaign gifts are an essential part of the success of Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.
It costs $200-$250 to provide one year of programs for each of the more than 8,000 Girl Scouts in our council, but the proceeds from the cookie and fall product sale programs fall far short of that amount. That is why we turn to the Girl Scout family.
An investment in the Family Partnership funds:
- camping/outdoor skills programs
- financial assistance for girls to participate in program events
- national dues for girls who otherwise might not be able to join
- council-wide events for all age levels
- creation and distribution of troop materials
- leader and older girl training and support
When you compare the costs of other activities, like soccer, ice skating, and music lessons, Girl Scouting is a remarkable bargain at an annual membership fee of $12 per girl.
Being able to say that a large percentage of our Girl Scout families support us financially is crucial to our efforts to leverage additional support from corporations and foundations. A gift to Family Partnership helps us to keep Girl Scouting for every girl, everywhere.
Please encourage your families to make a contribution today with their membership registration dues.
P.S. Every family that contributes $25 or more before Sept. 30, 2009, will receive a Family Partnership Patch. Thanks for all you do for our girls!
Director of Advancement
334.272.9164, ext: 2802