ways to give
Girl Scouts of Hawai`i has made supporting our mission even faster and simpler! You can choose to give online anytime during the year by using the “Donate” button below, by mailing in a check payable to “Girl Scouts of Hawai`i” or “GSH,” or by supporting the programs below!
The 2013 Annual Campaign patch highlights Girl Scouts’ focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics). Girl Scouts is answering the nation’s call to engage more youth in STEM because STEM workers drive our nation’s innovation and competitiveness by generating new ideas, new companies and new industries. Yet today women hold about 25% of STEM positions even though the majority of college graduates are women and nearly half make up the country’s work force.
How will your donation help in this effort?
- It will create more opportunities for girls to engage in STEM activities. Research shows most girls want to change the world (88%) and help people (90%) but do not see how STEM helps them achieve their aspirations. As a result they do not pursue STEM careers. Research also tells us girls’ interest in STEM increases with greater exposure to STEM fields.
- It will help girls achieve academic success. Research shows that girls who gain experience in problem solving and seeking challenges in Girl Scouting are more successful in school. We also know that girls interested in STEM fields are higher achievers and better students.
How will your donation be used?
- While volunteers understand the importance of working with girls to encourage their interest in STEM, understandably many often feel daunted by the challenge. Donations will help bring resources to volunteers. This includes, but is not limited to designing trainings that better support the use of “It’s Your Planet, Love It!” journeys, creating STEM experiences at camps, and forging partnerships with mentors and organizations that can assist with STEM-focused program activities.
- One of Girl Scout’s greatest legacies is being a sister to every Girl Scout. Donations will also help support girls who might not participate in Girl Scouting because their family income is near or below the federal poverty level. Offering financial assistance to girls makes Girl Scouting a reality in their lives.
Please be part of changing the world for girls by donating to the 2013 innovate! Annual Campaign.
Foodland’s “Give Aloha” Matching Gift Program (September)
GSH designation code: 77181
When you make a donation of up to $249 to GSH, Foodland will match your gift up to a certain percentage. Just use your Maika`i card at check out and tell the cashier how much you would like to donate to GSH. Your gift is fully tax-deductible and made bigger by Foodland’s generous match! Click on either image above to read the FAQ for further information.
Aloha United Way (October)
GSH designation code: 96170
Does your workplace participate in the Aloha United Way campaign? You can support the work of GSH throughout the entire year by making a pledge using payroll deduction. Just designate how much you want deducted from each pay period and the funds will be automatically collected for disbursement to GSH. Supporting GSH can’t get simpler than that!
Combined Federal Campaign (October 1 – November 16)
Do you work for the federal government? By making a gift/pledge to GSH, not only do you help enrich the lives of girls in Hawai`i through Scouting, but you also help make the Hawai`i-Pacific Area Combined Federal Campaign one of the most successful in the country.