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How Your Gift Helps
Girls do great things in Girl Scouting. They do so with the support of adult mentors who give today’s girls plenty of hands-on opportunities in leadership, teamwork, career exploration, outdoor skills, friendship and fun. The financial support of members, friends, alumnae, foundations, corporations and local United Way organizations helps girls succeed.
 


Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey needs support to cover operational costs for leader background checks and training, program development, materials, and maintenance on our three camps and service centers.   Many members and friends of GSNNJ to not realize that 100% of the annual $12 membership fee goes to our national organization, Girl Scout of the USA, to cover branding, program development and research.  Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey needs local support to sustain our infrastructure and reach more girls.
 
Help girls develop to their full potential and realize their dreams by making a monetary contribution.  All gifts stay in the local community to help girls in Bergen, Morris, Passaic, Sussex and northern Warren counties.
 
There are many ways to support GSNNJ:
 
 
Girl Scouting Works and Make a Difference!
 
» Women who were Girl Scouts as girls display higher levels of positive outcomes in
their personal and professional lives within the areas of sense of self, education,
income, civic engagement, and community service.*
» Girl Scouting contributes to academic success through the leadership skills and
experiences girls gain through cooperative learning, girl-led activities, and
learning by doing.*
 
 
Invest in Girls by Making a Gift Today
Despite the relatively low fee of $27 to join GSNNJ, the overall cost for program activities and support to GSNNJ's girl and adult members is more than $250 a year for each girl. Cookies sales, program fees and the council service fee raise $210 per girl-- that mean each year $40 per girl needs to be raised to bridge the cost gap.
 
How do we bridge the $40 plus gap per girl?
Through GSNNJ's Annual Family Campaign (AFC) appeal to member families to contribute to the Girl Scout mission in our area.
 
Your Gift Goes Back to the Girls
 

Founder Juliette Gordon Low sold her string of pearls to support Girl Scouting. Why? She believed in girls! Consider the value of Girl Scouting to your girl, and make a contribution today! Thank you for donating.
 
Give the gift of summer camp, where girls can have the experience of a lifetime. Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey operates several camp programs: day camp at Lake Rickabear in Kinnelon, NJ and Jockey Hollow Day Camp in Mendham, NJ, a resident camp in Glen Spey, New York, and summer programs in Paterson and Passaic, New Jersey.  GSNNJ provides assistance to girls in need for one session so girls can experience the benefits of summer camp, gain a strong respect for the environment, form long-lasting friendships with other girls and explore her interests in an outdoor setting.  Financial assistance to those who couldn’t otherwise participate is also provided for girls and adult memberships and some programs.
 
Many local companies support the local United Way organizations, or host giving initiatives where employees can give directly to their favorite non-profit organization. Employees can designate their gifts to Girl Scouts of Northern New Jersey through United Way or independent campaigns. In addition, many local corporations offer matching gift programs and gifts to employees who regularly volunteer. For more information about this form of corporate partnership, please contact Karen Cerreta, chief development officer, at kcerreta@gsnnj.org.
 
Gifts to GSNNJ can be spread out throughout the year. For information on monthly or quarterly giving options, please contact Karen Cerreta at kcerreta@gsnnj.
 
 
Celebrate the memory of a loved one through a Memorial Gift to GSNNJ; your gift will be acknowledged to the family or your designee.  Tribute gifts can be made in honor of someone’s special occasion, like a birthday, anniversary or Gold Award. Memorial and Tribute Gifts support the delivery of the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to girls in our region.  For more information, contact Karen Cerreta at kcerreta@gsnnj.org.
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