Girls Inspiring the Future Today (GIFT)
campaign is specifically designed for families to have the opportunity
to contribute financially to their daughter's Girl Scout leadership
experience by making a personal, tax-deductible contribution to
support the Girl Scout program. Family support for Girl Scouting is
very important. We offer a wide range of opportunities to our Girl
Scouts, and family contributions provide programs and funding for our
camps, as well as resources and training materials for troop leaders.
The cost of providing the programs, leadership, and materials that are
required to support one girl for a year is $280. When you make a
donation to the Family Giving campaign, 100 percent of your
contribution stays in our council to support girls in the 21-county
council area. Support from our families shows potential corporate
donors that our members believe in the value of our organization.
Gifts of Cash
If you itemize, you can lower your
income taxes simply by writing us a check. Gifts of cash are fully
deductible - up to a maximum of 50% of your adjusted gross income.
Gifts of Stock
If you own stock, it is often more
tax-wise to contribute stock than cash. This is because a gift of
appreciated stock generally offers a two-fold tax savings. First, you
avoid paying any capital gains tax on the increase in value of the
stock. Second, you receive an income tax deduction for the full fair
market value of the stock at the time of the gift.
Gifts of Life Insurance
A gift of life insurance can provide a
significant charitable deduction. You could purchase a new policy or
donate a policy that you currently own but no longer need. To receive
a deduction, designate Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina as both
the owner and beneficiary of the life insurance policy. Check with
your insurance agent for the details.
Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina
can be named as beneficiary in your will in any of the following ways:
-An outright gift
-With a designated dollar amount of a
percentage of the value of your estate, or
-We can be named as a remainder
beneficiary to receive funds only after specific sums have been
paid to individual beneficiaries.
Here are a few FREE simple things that
can really make a financial impact on the council if we ALL participate!
Do you shop on Amazon? If so, shop through AmazonSmile to donate money to GSESC at no cost to
you! Amazon donates 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile
purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. AmazonSmile
is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.
Raise a penny (or more!) for our organization every time you
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you search! Shop at more than 1,300 GoodShop.com merchants
including Amazon, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and others, and a percentage of
each purchase will go to Girl Scouts of Eastern SC!
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure! Support GSESC through recycling your old empty inkjet and laser
printer cartridges. Turn in the items to your local GSESC office and
we will do the rest!