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Earn a Girl Scout Badge and 10% discount on your Girl Scout Tour by hosting an international student for just a few weeks this summer!
EF Educational Homestay Programs (EHP) is a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging global awareness through cultural exchange and language learning. EHP allows international students ages 12 to 18 to explore another language and culture during winter and summer homestay programs in Southern California lasting two to four weeks. In these escorted group travel programs, daily language lessons are combined with afternoon activities, all under the supervision of experienced EHP staff. www.efhomestay.org
Join the S.O.S. (Sudden Opportunity of Service) Brigade of troops called to represent the Girl Scout organization at community events such as donor receptions, charity events, civic and media events, and ceremonies.
Reach Out to Read
GSGLA is teaming with Reach out and Read to help prepare children to succeed in school. You can help, too. Team up with your troop, family, and friends to collect NEW books to be donated to children in medical clinics for the Summer of a Million Books! Bring the collected new books to your local service center through September 3. For more information, click here.
Are you hungry for a great service project? Join with thousands of Girl Scouts for the GSGLA Service Saturday: Feed Your Neighbor Food Drive & Service Day. Help fight hunger in the community, learn about the issue of hunger locally and globally, host a food drive, and do community service with locol foodbanks and pantries.
Christmas Cards for Kids in Juvenile Hall
Just People, a non-profit group that tries to offer hope and encouragement to the many boys and girls currently detained in our area’s juvenile detention centers, can use your help in making Christmas Cards. If you are over 21 years old, you can participate in the Christmas Day celebration. For more information, contact Bill Welden at (626) 744-4432 (Work), (323) 254-9064 (Home) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to view the flier.
Service Opportunity with ASHÉ Foundation
The ASHÉ Foundation is seeking Girl Scout Troops to coordinate the collection of new and gently worn shoes. The ASHÉ Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to improving the lives of the millions of children in African nations who have been orphaned by the devastating effects caused by HIV/AIDS. The foundation gathers and distributes shoes, clothing, and other live sustaining services to aid the disadvantaged and underprivileged children of those areas.
For more information on how you can create a service project for this organization, please contact Robin Minor from The ASHÉ Foundation, at (818) 472-1406 or (310) 227-2188. Visit www.theashefoundation.org for more information. Click here for ASHÉ Foundation FAQs and photo release forms.
Green Service Project/Money Earning Idea for Troops
Looking for a great community service project? A 'green,' environmental activity? How about a money-earning opportunity for troops? How about and event thats all three? C ontact eGreen Recycle and put together a collection day for electronic waste such as fax machines stereos, tvs, cell phones, etc. eGreen Recycle will support your troop collection event and, as per state law, deliver the items to a recycler as CEW (Certified Electronic Waste.) The recycler, by law, pays the collector up to 15 cents per pound of CEW. Girl Scout troops assisting eGreen Recycle to collect electronic waste would receive 33% of the proceeds. If interested, contact: Jere Tickle (805) 210-2429 or email@example.com or visit www.egreenrecycle.com.