Across Greater Iowa, girls have seen
schools close, experienced disrupted routines, the pain of social
injustice, and financial hardship. They’ve been distanced from
friends, teachers, and many who love and care for them. The long-term
pause on many social activities and routines have led to so much
change and stress that girls are
having a mental health crisis.
In a recent national survey, girls reported the highest rates of
loneliness on record. In 2019 – months before COVID-19 hit – more than
one in three girls in the U.S. said they felt extremely anxious daily.
Even worse, suicide rates in girls ages 10-14 have increased nearly
13% since 2007.
Connection and community-building are core to Girl Scouting,
and GSGI provides the resources to help girls and families when
they feel alone.
Our Annual Fund provides security and stability for our
organization, in turn providing security and stability for the Girl
Scouts in Greater Iowa. This will never change. As school programming
adapts, and families juggle the changes, your support provide a
healthy outlet for girls to stay connected with their friends and
community. More girls experience life-changing programs in Girl Scouts
when our organization has the resources to provide programming.
Without a secure Annual Fund, we run the risk of losing those
resources, directly impacting the girls.
GSGI is 100% locally funded. A gift to our Annual Fund spreads
across all departments and all council needs. A gift to our Annual
Fund fuels our mission of building girls of courage, confidence, and
character. A healthy Annual Fund helps to provide girls with girl-led,
girl-only programming in the core areas of STEM, outdoors, life
skills, and entrepreneurship. A gift to our Annual Fund is a
gift directly to local Girl Scouts.
Ways to Give
Become a GEM (Giver Every Month)!
Your investment can go further when you sign up to become a GEM
Donor (Giver Every Month)! When you become a GEM, you empower Girl
Scouts of Greater Iowa to become sustainable in our commitment to
girls across Iowa. Give each month effortlessly through our secure
automatic withdrawal system, at any level you desire. Your investment
powers our commitment to ensuring every girl reaches her fullest potential.
Amazon Wishlist - Give Something Real
Looking for a more tangible way to support girls on their Girl Scout
adventure? Head over to our Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Amazon
Wish List, which features a wide range of items - big and
small - that will help us impact girls all across the council.
Become a Dream Builder - Leave a Lasting Impact
By becoming a Dream Builder, you invest in supporting the Girl Scout
mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character. As a
Dream Builder, you commit to $5,000 to Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
over a span of five years.
Juliette Gordon Low Society - Continue Your Girl Scout Legacy
You can have a truly lasting impact on Girl Scouts in Iowa through a
bequest - a gift from your estate - a transfer of cash, securities, or
other property made through your estate plans.
To mail in a donation, please address
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa
10715 Hickman Rd.
Des Moines, IA 50322
To donate over the phone, please call 800-342-8389.