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Invest in girls. Change the world.

When girls are given the opportunity, they can change the world!
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.

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. 

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Ways To Give

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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:

2820 McFarland Road, Rockford, IL 61107

Please include the full name(s) and address of the person/family you wish to receive a notification letter.


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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.


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Legacy Giving and Juliette 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.

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 be invited to attend a special member's event 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 and commemorative crystal bowl. 

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Amazon Smile

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 Momburger
2820 McFarland Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107

Thank you so much for your support!

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Fill the Greenhouse at Camp Dean

You know the value of gardening and the sense of accomplishment that comes from seeing plants grow from seeds, buds developing into flowers, and the satisfaction of enjoying food you grew yourself. We would like to instill that sense of accomplishment and satisfaction in girls who attend Girl Scout camp at Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois’ Camp Dean in Big Rock, where we have a greenhouse just waiting to be filled!

When girls attend camp, they will be able to use the greenhouse for a variety of camp sessions which could include how to plant, water, and monitor seeds for native prairie or tree species, as well as grow vegetables for other campers and camp staff. 

We invite you to be part of this experience for girls by donating an item, or a few, from our Greenhouse Wish List. All who donate to the Camp Dean Greenhouse will be recognized for their donation on the Camp Dean Facebook page and on a sign displayed in the greenhouse.