Giving to Girl Scouts is easy! Your tax-deductible contribution will directly benefit nearly 30,000 girls and adult volunteers in countless ways throughout Greater South Texas.
See what your gift can do:
- $52 provides a girl a starter with supplies for one full year of membership to Girl Scouts
- $300 supports a camp scholarship for a girl to experience an outdoor adventure she’ll never forget
- $416 supports a troop of 8 girls in low income areas
- $988 provides a girl a travel opportunity of her choice through the Girl Scout Destination to experience and learn about other cultures
- $1,500 sponsors an Outreach Program to serve 100 girls at a low-income local school for one year
Watch video here: See how the OUTREACH Program makes a difference in girls lives.
Choose the way to give that best meets your needs and interests:
- Company Matching Gifts
- In-kind Donations
- Memorials & Tributes
- Planned Gifts
Your gift to Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas can have an even greater impact through a matching-gift program. Many local and national companies match employee's contributions to GSGST and support Volunteer Incentive Programs that recognize your Girl Scout volunteer effort with a corporate contribution. Companies with matching-gift programs include:
- Lyondell Bassell
In-kind donations are donations that are "paid or given in goods, commodities, or services instead of money." This includes donations of actual items, labor, or gift cards -- it does not include donations made by cash or check. The rule of thumb is if you can put it in your bank account it is not an in-kind donation.
Please be sure to complete an In-kind Donation Form so that your gift can be acknowledged appropriately. Remember -- because service units and/or troops are not 501(c)(3) entities in accordance with state and federal laws, they cannot request tax-free gifts nor can they issue receipts for tax-free donations. All cash donations of $250 or more or any donations requiring a tax-exempt receipt that are received by troops or service units should be given to the council for documentation. When applicable, the council will issue a receipt and acknowledgment letter and ensure proper disbursement of the funds back to the troop or service unit.
For further questions regarding in-kind donations, please contact (956) 425-2388 or (361) 883-3611
Memorials & Tributes
Birthdays, graduations, holidays...any day can be a special day when you make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one. Not only will your gift have special meaning to you and your honoree, but your gift will impact the lives of thousands of girls across Greater South Texas. Gifts can honor friends, family, troop leaders, companies, co-workers -- anyone who is special to you. We will send a personal note to each person, family, or organization that you honor letting them know of your thoughtfulness.
If you are looking for information to include in an obituary regarding memorial gifts, you can refer to the following language: In lieu of flowers, gifts may be made to Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas in memory of (name). Checks should be made payable to GSGST and mailed to: Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas. Please include a note stating that your gift is in "Memory of (name)."
A planned gift is a donor's commitment to benefit Girl Scouts of Greater South Texas through a gift that takes effect at death or after a term of years. When you include GSGST in your will or other estate plans, you will provide the financial power the organization needs to help future generation of girls receive the best program and the best resources GSGST can provide to help them become their personal best. Planned gifts to GSGST include bequests, life insurance, and retirement plan benefits.
Since the information on this site is not intended as legal, tax, or investment advice, it is highly recommended that prospective donors consult with their own tax or legal advisors prior to making a planned gift.