A world of opportunity and the opportunity to change the world—that’s what you give girls when you invest in Girl Scouts!
When girls are given the opportunity, they can change the
From traveling abroad to running their own business to giving time
to community service projects, girls explore new opportunities and discover new passions through Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts become tomorrow's leaders.
Ways to Give at GSNI:
Make a One-Time Gift
Annual Contribution: It costs the council $255 each year to support a Girl Scout by providing programs, leadership training, financial assistance, and more. Your gift will ensure a girl gets the chance to grow through Girl Scouts.
Your support will go to the area of greatest need or you can designate your gift to financial assistance, camperships, scholarships, outreach programs, healthy relationships, financial literacy, technology & innovation, health & fitness, or outdoor education.
Make a Recurring Gift
We invite you to join Daisy’s Friends. Daisy’s Friends is a select group of donors who give monthly. Your ongoing contribution affords girls an opportunity to experience Girl Scouts, who may not otherwise be able to participate due to financial barriers. Girl Scouts provides a customizable experience for all girls, builds confidence and independence and gives girls a chance to learn the value of teamwork. Girl Scouts builds girls of confidence and character who will be prepared to advocate for themselves and go forward to make a difference in the world. Daisy's Friends members receive this exclusive pin.
Make a Memorial or Honorary Gift
Memorial and honorary gifts can be made in honor of a loved one or to note a special occasion (anniversary, birthday, etc.). Memorial and honorary gifts are fully tax deductible and the designated person or family member will receive a letter announcing your gift in their honor/memory.
You can donate online, by phone at 1-844-GSNI-4-ME (1-844-476-4463), or by mail. Checks made out to Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois can be mailed to:
1886 Daimler Road Road, Rockford, IL 61112
Please include the full name(s) and address of the person/family you wish to receive a notification letter.
Corporate Matching Gifts
Make your gifts go twice as far! Your generous financial support of GSNI helps us deliver leadership programs, equip troop leaders to provide the best experience for girls, and inspire girls in your neighborhood to make the world a better place. What if your donation could do even more? If your employer offers a matching gift to your donation, your contribution could double to help even more girls make wise choices through Girl Scouts.
Some employers will match your financial donation to a non-profit, while others will provide funds for the hours you spend volunteering. Is your employer one of them? Ask your company, or view our list.
Legacy Giving & Juliette Gordon Low Society
Girl Scouting is about visionary leadership.
Legacy giving is about making that vision last.
When you make a legacy gift to GSNI, you bestow the Girl Scouts Leadership Experience to future generations of girls.
Not only will your gift make a difference in the lives of our country's future leaders, but the best gift plans improve your financial and tax situation—often right away.
We invite you to explore the opportunities that combine your philanthropic giving with your financial needs and tax-planning strategies. Through creative gift planning, you can secure your own financial future, as well as ours.
Gifts of all sizes are important and welcomed by GSNI. Disclosure of gift amount is not required. To design a gift that benefits the people and organizations you care about most, we recommend you obtain the professional counsel of an attorney who specializes in estate planning. We can work with your advisors to help you plan for tomorrow and receive maximum benefits today. Or access a wealth of additional information here.
The Juliette Gordon Low Society was established to thank and honor friends of Girl Scouting who choose to make Girl Scouts part of their legacies and a beneficiary of their estate plans.
As a JGL Society member, you will receive special invitations during the year and will be listed as a Society member in select Girl Scout publications. You will also receive a special membership lapel pin.
CLICK for a complete list of Juliette Gordon Low Society members.
CLICK for information on how to create a complimentary, customized, last will and testament, a no-obligation service provided by GSUSA.
Amazon Smile & GSNI Wish Lists
Be sure to use our GSNI Wish List when you shop at Amazon Smile!
Our Wish List identifies items, some at low cost, that can help enrich the experience of girls throughout GSNI. Some of the items can be used at camp, while others help us create unique and customizable experiences for girls and families.
GSNI would appreciate your support by either directly purchasing one or more of these items or sharing this list with friends and family who would also be interested in helping.
Make your Wish List purchase go even further, by making your purchases through Amazon Smile. A portion of each purchase made through Amazon Smile is received by Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois. Any items purchased online can be shipped to:
Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois
ATTN: Lynn Momberger
1886 Daimler Road
Rockford, IL 61112
Thank you so much for your support!
Support Project Opportunity
GSNI has a long history in providing outreach programming in Rockford and Elgin. For over a decade, hundreds of girls have been able to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience (GSLE). Girls who participate in the outreach program show strong outcomes towards achievement, such as developing a strong sense of self, thorough understanding of financial literacy, and demonstrating effective problem solving skills. When asked about their participation in Girl Scouts, girls report being excited about making new friends, having the opportunity to learn new things, having fun, and feeling secure in a girl group. One Girl Scout said, “In Girl Scouts, I feel like I can be myself!” GSNI is enthusiastic to expand outreach through Project Opportunity.
Across Illinois, AmeriCorps programs, which are administered by the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, provide support to thousands of Illinoisans in need, including 425,000 disadvantaged youth. AmeriCorps members dedicate a year to helping communities meet their unmet economic, education, health, public safety, and environmental needs, while developing their own skills and passions.
To continue to offer AmeriCorps programs through Project Opportunity at GSNI we need community support. Consider donating to help support our outreach programs at GSNI, so GSNI can continue offer girls a place where they have the opportunity to learn new things, have fun, and feelsecure in an all girl group.
READ MORE about GSNI's Project Opportunity.
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