- Families & Volunteers
Personal gifts can benefit the Girl Scout Louisiana East now and in the future. Contributions can be made in general support or for a specific purpose. The following campaigns offer specific ways you may support Girl Scouting and make a difference in the lives of girls.
For more information please contact our Fund Development Department at (504) 733-8220.
Annual Family Giving Campaign
Deadline May 15, 2014 to receive S.U. incentive
The Annual Family Giving Campaign is an opportunity for families and friends of Girl Scouts to make a financial contribution to directly benefit the girls. As a member of our Girl Scout family, you know how important Girl Scouting is to girls, their families, and the community. Girls need a place where they can just be girls — having fun, making friends, and feeling safe. Girl Scouting provides girls with the skills to face daily challenges and make sound decisions that affect them today and in the future. Help support Girl Scouting by sending back your gift using our Annual Family Giving Pledge Sheet.
Your question not found in the Frequently Asked Questions section? Call Hillary Christiansen at (504) 355-58785.
Purchase a Bench at Camp Whispering Pines
Girl Scouts Louisiana East is offering a unique opportunity to have a permanent part in the future of Girl Scouts by participating in “A Pathway into the Future” Bench Campaign. The purchase of a bench is a wonderful way to recognize and honor a current or former Girl Scout, Troops, Troop Leaders, Volunteers, Gold and/or Silver Awardees, or as a lasting memorial to someone special. A 4×6 plaque of recognition will be permanently positioned on your bench. There are only 141 benches needed, so purchase your bench today! Click here for the order form.
Pony Up! Horse Campaign
The Equestrian Program at Camp Marydale is one of the greatest assets for girls here in southeast Louisiana. In short, keeping horses is a costly business! But there is a wonderful new way for you to help. Girl Scouts Louisiana East is offering you a unique opportunity to Pony Up! and sponsor a horse for a year. Your sponsorship will provide the much-needed funding to care for these horses and help bring the Girl Scouting experience to the nearly 16,500 girls each year. Look through the gallery of horses and sponsor the horse you like.
By making a donation to the Campership Fund, you will provide a girl who would otherwise be unable to attend camp – a priceless outdoor experience. Each year, we receive countless requests for financial help. In order to meet the increasing demand to provide opportunities for camp to as many girls as possible we turn to you, our friends, and ask for your support.
This campaign is focused on major corporations and foundations in our region. Volunteer committee members and Girl Scout staff members work together to locate, research and solicit major philanthropic funding sources in Girl Scouts Louisiana East’s 23-parish jurisdiction. Corporate philanthropy plays a key role in ensuring that the programs of Girl Scouts Louisiana East remain affordable, noteworthy and accessible. The council welcomes gifts from corporations, corporate foundations, employee matching gift programs and small businesses.
A Tribute gift is a lasting way to honor the people who have touched your life. Tributes are contributions made to the council in honor of a birthday, an anniversary, Bronze, Silver or Gold Award, or other special occasion. Memorials are contributions made to remember a loved one. The council will send acknowledgements to both the donor and the individual or surviving relative for whom the tribute or memorial was made, although the letter to the person honored or relatives will not name the amount of the gift.
Juliette Gordon Low Society
Join the Juliette Gordon Low Society through your planned gift. The council’s Planned Giving Campaign is an ongoing campaign that secures gifts of securities, real estate, life insurance, and estate planning contributions from individuals. These gifts are used to ensure that the Girl Scout program will continue in future years to be a vital force in the lives of the girls in southeast Louisiana.