Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Get a hug for giving back today!

Do a good turn daily. It’s one of Girl Scouting’s oldest traditions. And today, on #GivingTuesday, it’s a tradition you can easily participate in!

After the hustle and bustle of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, people all over the world choose to do their daily good turn by participating in #GivingTuesday and giving back to their community. This movement started in 2012 as a grass roots campaign to give back locally, and in just three years it has grown into a global movement that has engaged more than 10,000 organizations and celebrates generosity.

This year, Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council is joining that movement!

How you can give back:
It’s pretty simple – do a good turn. As you go through the day, think about a good deed you can do to make a difference, big or small! Here’s some ideas to get you started:

Take out or put up a busy neighbor’s trash cans
Do someone else’s household chores for the day
Go the extra mile for a coworker
Give a stranger a compliment
Straighten up a common space at work or at home for everyone’s benefit

The possibilities are endless! You’ll be amazed at how the smallest gestures can make someone’s day.

Share how you’re giving back! Do your good turn and share it with us on Facebook. We’ll be giving shout outs to everyone who shares how they’re giving back on #GivingTuesday.

How to give to GSSJC:
Want to help GSSJC make an impact on girls today? This #GivingTuesday our Council is working towards making the camp experience possible for 2,000 more girls annually at Camp Myra S. Pryor in Nada, TX. Won’t you join us?

Thanks to a matching gift by generous donors, all donations designated for #GivingTuesday will be nearly doubled – that means just a $10 donation turns into nearly $20 for the Council and helps us get that much closer to our $87,000 goal – enough to start building beautiful new cabins at Camp Pryor.

Ready to join in? Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to donate.gssjc.org.
  2. Select or type in your donation amount – remember, every dollar counts!
  3. Select “Camp Improvement” as the designation in the drop down box.
  4. Click “Add Donation”. On the next screen under “Additional Information”, type #GivingTuesday in the comments box so we can track your gift! This is the only way we’ll know it’s a #GivingTuesday gift.
  5. Complete the rest of the form and submit!

Online donations must be a minimum of $10 to be processed. If you wish to make a smaller donation, make a pledge or make your donation over the phone, please call 713-292-0273.

Give on #GivingTuesday, get a hug! 
EVERYONE who gives to Girl Scouts on #GivingTuesday deserves a great big hug – after all, you’re helping us give girls the chance to unplug from their technology-saturated lives and rediscover the great outdoors at Camp Pryor! That’s definitely hug-worthy.

But, like everything in Texas, our Council is large and hugs for everyone aren’t feasible, so we’re offering the next best thing: every person who donates to GSSJC on #GivingTuesday, whether it’s $10 or $10,000, and designates their gift for #GivingTuesday in the comments box will be entered into a drawing to win an oh-so-huggable 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Build-A-Bear we stashed away for a rainy day. Consider it our way of giving you a great big hug and saying thanks for making a difference in the life of a Girl Scout!

Details: All persons who make a donation of any amount to GSSJC on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 AND either designate their online gift for #GivingTuesday using the instructions above or verbally state their gift or pledge made over the phone is for #GivingTuesday will be entered into a drawing to win one 100th Anniversary Girl Scout Build-A-Bear from GSSJC. The winner will be notified no later than Dec. 19, 2014.