Scouts is a lot of things but it's not free.
Girl Scouts provides girls with a nurturing environment that focuses on
personal achievements and a strong girl-adult partnership. Opportunities are designed to
help girls develop life skills, leadership abilities and values. Trained professionals and
volunteers, with measurable results, facilitate well-planned program opportunities.
Through exposure to the Girl Scout program, girls report feeling a stronger connection to
their community and a commitment to community service. Girl Scouts is for every girl,
everywhere. It is an organization that provides quality program opportunities to all girls
regardless of race, religion or financial ability. While Girl Scouts provides girls with
quality programming at a low cost, it does not come without costs. Providing Girl Scouting
to the nearly 8000 girls and 3000 adults of Girl Scouts of Washington Rock Council
requires a group of committed people who give generously of their time and money. The
children are our future and those individuals who support our program are making a
difference. To meet our yearly budget of $1.4 million our income comes from the following
As a private non-profit organization it is necessary for us to
continually seek funding from individuals, foundations, businesses, United Ways through
either direct or indirect giving. The average cost to provide Girl Scouting is $186 per
girl per year. All the money we raise stays right in our Council to provide program for
our girls. The 21% of our income that is direct support includes the following campaigns.
FRIENDS OF WASHINGTON ROCK
These are individuals or small organizations that have been volunteers, alumnae,
parents, are indirectly involved or charitable individuals that are committed to helping
maintain and further Girl Scouting through direct giving. If you wish to support us
directly go to our form
GIFTS FOR GIRLS
are given an opportunity to support the girls of Washington Rock. These contributions help
pay for recruitment and training of adult members for all positions, programs and
activities, financial aid, one-on-one staff support and program center maintenance.
Check upcoming events on this website for activities that are planned by our volunteer
committee to be enjoyable, as well as earn money for our programs. Suggestions and help
are always welcome in this area if you are interested.
FOUNDATIONS AND GRANTS
Every year requests for funding are submitted by the Council to various local/area
foundations and government agencies for specific programs and projects. We are always
searching for additional charitable entities that oversee such funding to enhance our
organization and would welcome information and inquiries for further information on our
Girl and Adult Financial Aid is a program specifically targeted to raising money to
assist girls and adults who cannot afford to pay the full cost of our camp and other
Council sponsored programs. Our other giving also supports this need, but it for those
individuals who wish to make it their special focus.
||Washington Rock is directly supported by the Eastern Union County,
Cranford, Westfield, South Plainfield, Plainfield/N.Plainfield/Fanwood/Scotch Plains,
Summit, Berkeley Heights and Somerset County United Ways. Our parents and friends are
encouraged to participate in these campaigns where they are available.
Businesses, individuals, governments donate services and products to Washington Rock.
These can include equipment, supplies and tickets to special events.
To insure a sound program for future generations, the Council has established an
opportunity for those individuals who are looking at retirement income needs and estate
planning. We can offer attractive ideas to benefit the individual and Washington Rock.
- Make a major gift of money, securities, personal property or real estate to our
- Include Girl Scouts of Washington Rock Council in a charitable trust, gift annuity or
pooled income fund.
- Name Washington Rock as owner and/or beneficiary of a new or existing life insurance
- Include Girl Scouts of Washington Rock Council in your will, directing a portion of your
assets or estates residuary balance to our Endowment Fund.
E-Giving gives donors an opportunity to use the convenience of the internet to make a
donation to the council. This program is referred to as the online Commit To A Girl fundraiser.
For additional information about any of the above information, contact the Council at
908-232-3236 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.