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Giving Opportunities

Individual Giving

Thank you for considering a charitable donation to Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.

Your donation, large or small, is important to us. Girls are worthy of our investment and your contribution to Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan makes a powerful statement to the community.


There are four easy ways you can make your donation today:

Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan
Development Office
1333 Brewery Park Blvd
Suite 100
Detroit, MI 48207

313-870-2600
ATTN: Development Department

  • By Phone
    Call our Development Office at 313-870-2562.

Make your check payable to “Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan.” Be sure to include any special acknowledgement or receipt information.

Your donation is greatly appreciated!

There are several ways individuals can help support Girl Scouting:

Annual Donation

Your annual donation is an unrestricted financial contribution which allows Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan to designate your financial gift to the areas in most need of financial support.

Recurring Gift

Your monthly gift will benefit girls becoming leaders of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. With your consistent support we are able to help girls from low to moderate income families and raise the funding needed to subsidize each girl we serve for a year of Girl Scouting – thank you for your continued support.

Donation in Tribute

A gift in honor or memory of someone is a thoughtful way to pay tribute to individuals who touch our lives. “Tribute Gifts” provide unrestricted resources for leadership experiences for girls or you may direct your gift to support a focus area. Tribute gifts can be made to celebrate a special occasion, say thank you, express concern for someone close to you or are a thoughtful way to remember those who have passed away. We send a Tribute Gift card to persons you designate notifying them of your gift.

Planned Giving

Would you like to remember Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan in your estate plans? There are many advantages to planning vehicles such as gift annuities, bequests, Charitable Remainder Trusts, and gifts of real estate/life insurance - a stream of income, deferred taxes, helping your favorite charity, etc. Please contact our Development Office at 313-870-2562.

Designations

If you prefer you can designate your donation to one of Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan's focus areas:

Gift of Leadership, Empowerment & Opportunity

“By Girls/For Girls” is how Girl Scouts supports hands-on leadership experiences to jump start a girls’ future. We provide cooperative and experimental learning opportunities so girls can take the initiative to create their own learning experiences. Girls benefit in five critical ways as they enjoy what Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan offers.

Give the Gift of Leadership, Empowerment, and Opportunity >>

Financial Aid for Girls

GSSEM is devoted to helping provide financial assistance to girls who cannot afford to continue in her Girl Scout journey. Every dollar donated to the " Financial Support for Girls" will be used to sponsor the costs for any girl who is less fortunate and needs help.

In Southeastern Michigan, more and more families are in need of financial assistance due to the current economic conditions we face. It would be a tragedy if a girl stopped participating in her year-long scouting involvement due to her inability to pay the necessary costs and troop activity fees as it might very well be the only positive extracurricular activity she has in her life.

Each year, Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan receives requests from girls to help them pay their costs to continue participating. Annually, requests for assistance can equal up to $250,000. Unfortunately, when the funds earmarked for this problem are depleted, further assistance will not be available.

This campaign gives every Girl Scout family the chance to be a champion to another girl who is less fortunate.

Outdoor Education

Camp is a highlight for so many girls that we serve and in this tough economy many families cannot afford to send them. Girls look forward to making new friends and creating memories for a lifetime. At GSSEM, girls can look forward to the high and low rope courses, swimming, horseback riding, challenge course and so much more. Your Summer Dreams gift will help send a girl to camp – All Summer Dreams donations will go toward the Outdoor Education/Camp Financial Aid Fund.

Please don’t miss your opportunity to invest in helping a deserving girl go to camp. Just follow the donate link below and please designate your gift is for Summer Dreams.

Read more about Outdoor Education/Camp >>

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

A recent report conducted by Girl Scouts of USA found that girls are interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math) and aspire to STEM careers, but need further exposure and education about what STEM careers can offer, and how STEM can help girls make a difference in the world. In collaboration with such institutions as the Cranbrook Science Center, the Sloan Museum, and newly reconstituted Michigan Science Museum and FIRST Robotics, GSSEM will provide meaningful STEM education especially tailored for Girl Scouts.

 Please support this opportunity for girls to participate in this valuable learning series.

 Read more about STEM on GirlScouts.org >>


Questions about Giving?
Please contact the Development Office at 313-870-2562.