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Ways To Give

Giving to Girl Scouts is easy! Your tax-deductible contribution will directly benefit more than 30,000 girls and adult volunteers in countless ways throughout Southwest Texas.

Juliette's Circle

Juliette’s Circle is an elite group that is passionate about Girl Scouts and its mission of building girls of courage, confidence and character.

With a gift of $1,000 a year for three years you will be helping Girl Scouts develop attributes needed to be the leaders of tomorrow. Girls will be empowered to make a difference,  become resourceful problem solvers and develop a strong sense of self.

We invite you to become a member of Juliette’s Circle because without you, our circle is not complete.


Contribute today to Juliette's Circle!

Friendship Circle Fund

GSSWT's Friendship Circle fund helps provide resources for girls and troops who would not be able to participate in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience otherwise. We encourage troops, groups, and individuals to donate funds to be used to purchase items such as handbooks, badge books, sashes, and other uniform components for girls and troops who might not have the resources to obtain these items. 


Questions regarding the Friendship Circle fund may be directed to Janet Pedrotti. (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 223).

Company Matching Gifts

Your gift to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas can have an even greater impact through a matching-gift program. Many local and national companies match employee's contributions to GSSWT and support Volunteer incentive Programs that recognize your Girl Scout volunteer effort with a corporate contribution. 

Contact your employer's Human Resources or Company Relations office to ask about Matching Gift and/or Volunteer Incentive Program benefits. Request a Matching Gift and/or Volunteer Incentive Application form and send the completed form to: Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas, Attn: Development & Communications, 811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216

Questions regarding the Friendship Circle fund may be directed to Janet Pedrotti. (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 223).

In-kind Donations

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 (via your GO Team) 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 Janet Pedrotti (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 223).

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 Southwest 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 Southwest Texas in memory of (name). Checks should be made payable to GSSWT and mailed to:

Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas
Attn: Development & Communications
811 N. Coker Loop, San Antonio, Texas 78216

Please include a note stating that your gift is "in memory of (name)."

Get the Memorial and Tribute Contribution form here. Questions regarding memorials and tributes may be directed to Janet Pedrotti.

Planned Gifts

A planned gift is a donor's commitment to benefit Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas through a gift that takes effect at death or after a term of years. When you include GSSWT 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 GSSWT can provide to help them become their personal best. Planned gifts to GSSWT include bequests, life insurance and retirement plan benefits. 

Since the information on this site is not intended as tax, investment or legal advice, it is highly recommended that prospective donors consult with their own tax or legal advisors prior to making a planned gift.

What would you give to help change the world?
Help us start in Southwest Texas, one girl at a time.

For more information on planned giving, please contact Janet Pedrotti (210-349-2404/1-800-580-7247 ext. 223).

Advocacy for Girls

Be the Voice For Girls

Supporters of Girl Scouts are encouraged to visit Girl Scouts 4 Girls and be the voice for girls by joining the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network. The network provides a tool for you to make a difference in your community and across the nation.

Together, we can educate policymakers and community leaders on issues that directly affect girls and Girl Scouts. By being an advocate, you will have an impact on girl policy issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures.


Why Donate?

Girl Scouts care. Our goal is to offer every girl the "Girl Scout Experience!" Girl Scouting can help the girls of today become the women leaders of tomorrow. Whether in business, sports, government, science, education, the arts, parenting or volunteer work, Girl Scouts have launched successful women in every walk of life. From computers to camping, from sports to self-esteem, mixed with fun and friendships, Girl Scouting has it all!

See what your gift can do:


$50 will provide CPR & First Aid Training Certification for a teen Girl Scout to learn life-saving skills that will last her a lifetime.


$150 will provide a financial literacy program for 15 girls to help them learn how to save for their future.


$200 will provide a camp scholarship for a girl to experience an outdoor adventure she will never forget.


$275 provides a girl one full year of Girl Scouts - where she can discover who she can be and what she can do, wherever she
          chooses to put her energies.



An investment in Girl Scouts is broader than a cause or a cure.
It's a commitment to a generation.

More than half of America's girls hope to have an effect on the world beyond the communities where they live. That's where you come in. Our donors and volunteers are changing the world by supporting the young women who will change it. As someone who understands that our future depends on our investment in youth, we are counting on your help.


Donate to sister Girl Scouts in Texas


Today, as we think about our sister Girl Scouts impacted by Hurricane Harvey, we offer troops the opportunity to make a monetary donation for replacement vests/sashes, books, supplies or other financial assistance by filling out the online form.