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GSSN Community Service Give Back Patch

Give Back Patch
Purchase the Give Back patch in the GSSN shop for $5, and then earn the metal charms!


October - Back to School Supplies/Hygiene Drive

For the month of October, we will collect Back-to-School supplies and hygiene items for the Reno Homeless Shelter. Girls will receive one “School Supplies” or “Hygiene Drive” charm for every two items donated. Items should be in their original package and count as 1 item.

Back-to-School Supplies:

 No. 2 pencil packs    Highlighters   Rulers  Pencil boxes/pouches    Backpacks  
 Pencil Sharpener  Erasers   Index Cards   Book Covers   Pocket Folders 
 Pen packs  Colored Pencils    Pocket Calculators    Dividers  Loose Leaf Filled Paper 
 Mechanical pencils  3 Ring binders  Markers  Scissors  Erasers
 Spiral Notebooks  Glue Sticks  Hand Sanitizer  Travel Tissues  

Hygiene Items:

 Hand Sanitizer   Tissue  Tooth paste  Tooth Brushes 
Travel Shampoo  Travel Deodorant  Hair brush  Band Aids       

November - Food Drive

Bring in your non-perishable, non-expired food items to the GSSN Shop. November 1-15. Girls will receive one “Food Drive” charm for every two items donated. *Please, no expired items.

December – Holiday Angel/Toy Drive

Bring in a new item or a collection of ornaments valued at a minimum of $5 or a gift card. These toys will be donated to families in need in our local homeless shelters. We would love for all troops to help with this effort. Girls will receive one “Holiday Angel” or “Toy Drive” charm with their donation valued at a minimum of $5.

Any time of the year – Community Service

Participate in a local community service project and provide GSSN with a short news article and picture that we will include in our monthly GSSN Essentials Newsletter. Girls will receive one “Community Service” charm.  Please note: the Cookie Share Program cannot be used towards the Community Service charm.

Any time of the year – GSSN Supporter

Donate back to the GSSN Council to support things like: giving more girls the opportunity to be in Girl Scouts, program events, camp, and more. Girls will receive one “GSSN Supporter” charm with a minimum of $5 donation.

*Not in the Reno/Sparks area? You can still participate! Just select any local charity to donate items to and send a short article and picture telling us what was donated and why the charity was selected via the “Story Submissions” page. These articles will be included in our monthly GSSN Essentials newsletter. 


Click here to view and print the information flyer.