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Council-Wide Community Service

Council-Wide Community Service

As Girl Scouts, we promise to “help people at all times” and “make the world a better place.” What better way to demonstrate our commitment to Girl Scouting than providing community service! Conducting service projects during Girl Scout Week or on Thinking Day is a great way to give back to our community while expressing enthusiasm for the Girl Scout Movement.  

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Feeding Florida Patch

Feeding Florida Together

April 1 - 30, 2019

Join us this spring for our annual Council-Wide Community Service Project.

During the month of April, we are asking Girl Scouts to collect nonperishable food items to donate to community partner organizations. You can start gathering your items as soon as you would like, but we ask that you wait until April 1 to start dropping off to be a part of this year's project!

Once you have completed your own food drives, make note of how many pounds of food you will be donating. After you drop off your donations to one of the provided organizations, register your troop April 1 through May 5 to be included in this year's food drive: REGISTER HERE.

This is program is free to participate in. The first 1,500 girls registered will receive a free 2019 Feeding Florida Together patch. Suggested donations and drop-off locations can be found on the flyer below.

Feeding Florida Together Food Drive Flyer

 

Questions? Contact customer care at customercare@gssef.org.

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Earth Defenders

October 1 - 31, 2018

Thank you to the 1,300 girls who participated in the first year of the Earth Defenders program! You all made an incredible impact defending the Earth with your community service projects. We are so proud of all of the hard work our Girl Scouts did to keep our environment clean, conserve resources, help wildlife, and so much more. Check back for details to participate in fall of 2019! 

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Drive the Food patch

Drive the Food

#DrivenByGirls

April 28 - May 31, 2018

Thank you to everyone who participated in Drive the Food! Girl Scouts picked up just over 28,000 boxes of food from the 2 pick-up locations with roughly 2000 girls participating in total. Food was distributed to schools, afterschool programs, senior centers, churches and food banks throughout our 6 county area. 

For our 2018 Council-wide community service project, GSSEF was presented with a unique opportunity to partner with Living Hungry, a local nonprofit whose initiative addresses food insecurity in our communities! Instead of gathering the food ourselves, Living Hungry provided boxes of nonperishable food and snacks for our troops to help distribute to communities in need – kind of like a reverse food drive.