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Warren Gives is a 12-hour online donation event presented by the Community Foundation of Warren County. This year it will be held from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 14.

Show Warren County you care about Girl Scouting by donating to Girl Scouts Western Pennsylvania through Warren Gives on May 14 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Minimum donation is only $25 and you can make up to 10 donations per transaction! Giving online is easy, quick and secure.

How will my donation be used?

Your donation helps GSWPA offer programs that gives girls the confidence and the tools to lead, helping them become the citizens who will make a difference in the world.

Many local Girl Scouts are making a difference right now.

Girl Scout Cadette Troop 30699 in Youngsville participated in the Challenge and Change: Challenge Yourself, Change the World national teen leadership program.

The program is designed to teach teens about social entrepreneurship. As part of the program, the girls set a goal to reduce obesity in their community. To help meet this objective, the girls designed and implemented the Front Porch Planter (FPP) project to educate people about eating healthier whole foods through gardening.

Last summer, the girls held an event to distribute 100 garden boxes filled with vegetable and herb plants to families throughout their community. Recipients were required to complete a survey to obtain a planter box. The girls will be conducting a follow-up survey with the recipients to collect data on how their gardens grew.

For their hard work on the Front Porch Planter Project, Troop 30699 was selected as a winner in the 2013 Youth Awards Contest sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors.

Girl Scouts’ projects like Front Porch Planter not only benefit the community, but the girls as well. Girl Scouting activities are girl-led, providing the opportunity for girls to learn by doing in a supportive, non-competitive environment.

Research proves that Girl Scouting benefits girls for life. In fact, in a 2012 study found that women who were Girl Scouts as girls displayed more positive life outcomes, higher incomes, and higher education levels than women who were not Girl Scouts.

Help continue bringing the Girl Scout experience to girls in Warren.