Thursday, January 9, 2020

Another year for Girl Scouts to "Give A Little Love"

UPDATE: The registration deadline has been extended to Monday, March 9!

The "Give a Little Love" donation drive is back!  Registration has begun, and the donation drive runs March 1-31.

With the Goodwill “Give A Little Love” Donation Drive and Community Service Project, Girl Scouts are encouraged to collect gently used items for donation to Goodwill of Southwestern Pennsylvania.

Collected goods will be sold in 26 Goodwill Retail Stores to benefit Goodwill’s many programs and services to help individuals with barriers to employment.

As a participant, you will have the opportunity to earn a Goodwill patch recognizing your commitment to your community. And, the top two Go-Getters will win a free GSWPA resident camp session (up to $350).

Download a 2020 Give A Little Love Participation Kit to get started!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Congratulations to the winner of the GSWPA Holiday Card Art Contest

Once again, we invited Girl Scouts across western Pennsylvania to enter the GSWPA Holiday Card Art Contest to help our council create our 2019 holiday card. Girls were asked to create a piece of art in the theme of "Girl Scout Winter Adventurer" using any medium.

Congratulations to our finalists whose entries will be used in our digital card and are also available as printable holiday cards for girls and volunteers. The artwork from our winner, Bhawana B. of Allegheny County, will be the artwork on our printed holiday card which is mailed to community partners and supporters throughout our council.

This year's winning artwork was submitted by Bhawana B. of Allegheny County
“When I think of winter, I think of girls and boys playing outside as the white snowflakes fall as if they were dancing. Winter adventures mean spending time outside playing and having fun. Throwing snowballs, making snowmen, sledding, ice skating, and so much more. I wanted to create that vision of kids playing as a blanket of snow covers the ground as the sun goes down.”
-Bhawana B., GSWPA Cadette Girl Scout


Use Girl Scout artwork for your holiday card!

GSWPA received so many amazing submissions as part of this art contest, so we decided to make each finalist into a printable holiday card. The artwork, instructions, and even sample messages to help you get started can all be found at gswpa.org/holidaycard.