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Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council is celebrating the International Day of the Girl by bringing the community together in a day-long effort – on Wednesday, Oct. 11 – to support the power of local Girl Scouting.
Called the Million-Dollar Day of the Girl, there are events and activities throughout the day across the Valley, as well as an email and social media campaign to showcase how Girl Scouts teaches girls to empower themselves and unleash their inner G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader), making an impact on their communities and beyond.
The day begins with a fundraising breakfast that includes a proclamation by Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton and Councilwoman Kate Gallego naming Oct. 11 as Day of the Girl. The final event of the day will be an evening reception celebrating the power of girls and women.
“The Million-Dollar Day of the Girl gives us the opportunity to show the positive impact Girl Scouting has on girls’ lives and the contributions they make to better our local community,” said Tamara Woodbury, CEO of Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council. “This $1 million fundraising effort will help us complete our Campaign for Girls in Arizona that built The Bob & Renee Parsons Leadership Center for Girls & Women at Camp South Mountain.”
The $18 million campaign is designed to achieve better outcomes for more girls by expanding Girl Scouting in Arizona. This vision guided the transformation of the Council’s property in South Phoenix into The Parsons Leadership Center – an urban program center that expands the Council’s capacity to serve more girls, train adult volunteers and facilitate partnerships with surrounding community groups, local organizations and schools.
To help ensure the completion of the Campaign for Girls in Arizona this year, The Bob & Renee Parsons Foundation has generously offered Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine Council a $1.6 million dollar-for-dollar matching grant. The local council has also received another anonymous matching gift for all donations contributed now through Oct. 11.