work hard to supplement the funds girls bring in through the cookie program
with a wide variety of events, activities, and other fund development
initiatives. Recently, a volunteer inquired about these activities, so I would like
to go through some of them to make you aware of the many things we do to
increase opportunities for girls.
ART SHOW AND
SALE - Daugherty's Gallery and Frame Shop in Mobile is hosting a
benefit art show and sale for GSSA.
There will be a wide variety of art available in all price ranges and
budgets. The art show and sale is a
casual browse through their gallery this weekend. Drop by for some refreshments while looking
at some delightful art and making a purchase.
Daugherty's Gallery and Frame Shop is located at 857-A Downtowner
Boulevard in Mobile, the times are Saturday, May 16, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and
Sunday, May 17, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. A
percentage of the sales will benefit the girls of this council.
- MANICURES, MASSAGES AND MERRIMENT - This is an ADULTS-ONLY event, scheduled
for Friday, June 12, at Virginia College - Montgomery, 6200 Atlanta Highway.
This event is organized by members of On My Honor, the Montgomery area Alumnae
Association. We are so grateful for the hard work and dedication of this
committee. Last year was the first for
this event, and it received rave reviews. You are sure to have a great time.
Bring some friends, have some fun and leave looking and feeling great. Guests can score some great items at the silent auction and enjoy
delicious food donated by restaurants and caterers from throughout the River
Region. The fun continues with manicures and massages by the students of
Virginia College School of Cosmetology and School of Massage Therapy and is
topped off with delicious pairings of cocktails inspired by Girl Scout cookie
flavors, prepared by local bartenders! Tickets are $40 each. For tickets, please
call the Montgomery office or tickets are available at our online shop. Plans are being made for a
similar event in the Mobile area.
have a new benefit to offer our outstanding supporters who donate $35 or more -
the MemberCard. Click here for Information on how this great program works, and some of the amazing deals! This card offers a variety of deals, including 2-for-1 specials,
discounts at local restaurants, performances, attractions and more! Just a few
of the 2-for-1 deals include Red Brick Pizza (Enterprise), Down By the Bay
(Fairhope), Butch Cassidy's Café (Mobile), Eastside Grille (Montgomery) and so
much more. The card is valid for one year, so get your card today and begin
saving! Visit http://membercard.com/landing/gssa.cfm
to check out the latest listing of participating businesses. Once you have your
card, download the MemberCard mobile app to find available discounts, distance
to participating businesses, and more! Let us know if you have any suggestions
for other local restaurants or attractions you would like to see included.
ALL AMAZON SHOPPERS! - Shop for great deals and support GSSA at the same time. For
those who prefer shopping on line, sign up for AmazonSmile at smile.amazon.com, which is the
charitable arm of Amazon. Simply visit smile.amazon.com, search for our name "Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama" and make us your charity
of choice. You may also see our name
listed as Girl Scouts of the Deep South (we are working with AmazonSmile to make
the name correction). You can even use your existing account, and Amazon's
website will remember your charity selection.
Signing up does not cost you any additional money and a small percentage
of all your sales is donated to Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. As these
donations add up, they will help us in our efforts to secure matching grant
funding and help us with our continuing work to support our girls.
- PlanG is another way to shop online with a purpose. PlanG has partnered with more than 250 major
brands to transform everyday shopping into acts of purpose. Simply shop online
and earn free giving dollars for Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama! It is really simple! Go to myplang.com to sign
up, designating "Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama" as the recipient of the
funds. Then tell others about the impact
you are making in the life of girls in southern Alabama. PlanG makes it easy
for you to share your experience and ask your friends to help make a difference
in a girl's life, too!
a loved one, troop leader, volunteer or special occasion with a brick paver a
Kamp Kiwanis for generations to see. For
$50 purchase a brick paver and personalize it.
It will be placed around the Sawyer-Weil pavilion at Kamp Kiwanis. Inscriptions are limited to twelve characters
on three lines. Some troops purchase
multiple bricks to increase the size of their message. To purchase your brick,
visit the gift page of our online shop. or call the Montgomery office to
Each year we do an annual camp appeal seeking support from our current
donors. In memory of Cadette Girl Scout Emily Dunnam,
GSSA's Board of Directors approved the establishment of the Emily Dunnam Camp
Scholarship. Emily was an active Girl Scout from Fairhope, who loved camp and
the outdoors. She enjoyed canoeing, nature walks and playing in the spillway at
Camp Scoutshire. Before disbanding for graduation, members of Troop 8442 used
their remaining troop funds to help establish this scholarship to honor Emily
and give other girls an opportunity to enjoy camp for years to come. This fund
will sponsors one Brownie or Junior, and one Cadette or Senior (leadership or
CIT program) to attend camp each year.
DINING OUT, ANYONE?
Rotisserie and Grille in Mobile is supporting Girl Scouts of Southern
Alabama. Every second Wednesday of the
month in 2015, from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Zea will donate 10% back from sales to
GSSA when you show them our flyer. The
flyers are available at the Mobile Service Center at the front desk, or you can download them here. Grab a few flyers and enjoy the dining
experience. Schedule your next meeting our gathering for the second Wednesday
at Zea to enjoy some wonderful food and support Girl Scouts all at the same
are just a few of the many activities we are conducting in our efforts to
increase funding and program opportunities for our girls. We hope you can support them and help us
spread the word to your family and friends.
Thanks for all that you do!