Girl Scouts of Western Ohio announced today that it received a $10,000 grant from Rotary Club of Toledo and the Toledo Community Foundation. This gift will support the community outreach program in Toledo and enable thousands of local girls to participate in Girl Scouting.
“One of the charitable purposes of the Rotary Club of Toledo is to support health, social, and educational services for young people in Northwest Ohio,” said Louise A. Jackson, Chair of the Foundation for the Rotary Club of Toledo. “We are happy to support the Girl Scouts’ community outreach program, which aims to further local girls’ education and leadership skills.”
The purpose of the school-based community outreach program is to engage girls from underserved backgrounds in Girl Scout programming during the school day and in the summer. While participating, girls grow as leaders while learning about diverse subjects that range from conflict resolution to Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Thanks to support from local foundations and corporations, Girl Scouts of Western Ohio is able to offer the community outreach program to over 2,000 Toledo girls every year.
“We are grateful to the Rotary Club of Toledo and the Toledo Community Foundation for their investment in the Girl Scout mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character,” said Roni Luckenbill, CEO of Girl Scouts of Western Ohio. “With support from this grant, we will encourage thousands of local girls to discover themselves and their passions, connect with others, and take action to make the world a better place. We are thankful to these organizations for their belief in our work and for their investment in Toledo girls.”