Thank them before they cannot be thanked!

Thank them before they cannot be thanked!

 

Situation

Thousands of our older veterans live in extended care facilities and veterans homes around the country. Many of them have no family or friends near them.  World War II, Korean, & Vietnam War veterans will no longer be with us in a few years.  Some will die alone because they have no family or friends who come to visit. 

Mission 

Girl Scouts will show their appreciation to our veterans by bringing baskets of treats to veterans who are in assisted living facilities.

 Execution

Through December 31, 2021, Girl Scout troops or individual Girl Scouts will create gift baskets to give to veterans. The girls will share what they are doing on social media and tag Veteran Baskets in their posts.  No basket is too small, creatively is encouraged.  Put together some creative baskets, cookies, or candy bags to give to them.  Decorating your baskets in red, white, and blue is a huge plus!  Then go give them to the veterans at local retirement homes, VAs, and others! 

Share Your Baskets

To be eligible to receive a grant, share photos of your troop or individual veteran baskets with us!  Entries may be submitted by troops or individuals.  The top 10 troop entries will receive grants of $500 for council sponsored or approved troop activities and community service projects.  These grants have also funded council approved Bronze, Silver, or Gold Award projects.  Another common use of these funds is to pay for yearly membership fees.    

In 2021 we will also be awarding a $1,000 grant to the Girl Scout Council with the greatest amount of participation.  

This is the third year of the Girl Scout Veteran Basket challenge.  In 2020, Veteran Baskets made an amazing impact.  We would like to grow that impact.  Over $32,500 has been given to local girl scout troops all over the nation.  It is a win for everyone involved, veterans get thanked, young women learn about service and sacrifice, and troops receive funds for additional projects.

Judging will be done by a committee of Omaha civic leaders based on uniqueness & creativity!   All baskets must be tagged on facebook or twitter by December 31st, 2021 to be eligible for grant funds.  Submissions should be made by the form below.

DONOR OPPORTUNITY: The grants provided for Veteran Baskets are subject to donations to the program.  We would love to hear from you if you would like to donate to this cause.  In 2020, we had a very generous donation that allowed us to give out additional grant funds to troops and individual Girl Scouts.

Please take all necessary COVID-19 precautions.
Follow any special instuctions that your respective councils and local governments provide.

Share your baskets with us!

Post your pics and video!
Tag @VeteranBaskets
in your Facebook or Twitter post
and we will see it!

Tag your friends, family, and others to do the challenge!

Thank you for honoring our nation's veterans!

Veteran Baskets is brought to you by Wounded Warriors Family Support.  Serving combat-wounded veteran families all over the nation.
Please visit wwfs.org to learn more.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at veteranbaskets@wwfs.org

Wounded Warriors Family Support
11218 John Galt Blvd, Suite 103
Omaha, NE 68137
402-502-7557

 

Submit Baskets Online

2020 Veteran Baskets Grant Winners

Council $10,000 Grant Winner

Girl Scouts of West Central Florida

 

Troop and Individual $500 Grant Winners

Troop 61123 of Largo, FL
Troop 60571 of St. Petersburg, FL
Troop 33332 of Apollo Beach, FL
Troop 33016 of Valrico, FL
Troop 60635 of Palm Harbor, FL
Troop 61119 of Clearwater, FL
Troop 33322 of Ruskin, FL
Troop 61534 of St. Petersburg, FL
Haley T., Troop 60904, St. Petersburg, FL

Troop 261 of Soldotna, AK
Troop 392 of Anchorage, AK
Troop 30338 & 30632 of Dansville, MI
Troop 6260 of Stevens Point, WI
Troop 4402 of Marinette, WI
Mia M., Troop 32503, Tampa, FL
Maliyah B., Troop 61214, Largo, FL
Gillian K., Troop 61227, Seminole, FL
Caitlyn D., Troop 61123, Largo, FL

Troop 3207 of Durand, WI
Troop 6257 of Stevens Point, WI
Troop 2279 of Winneconne, WI
Troop 4672 of Hobart, WI
Troop 6209 of Green Lake, WI
McKenzie H. York 1 Svc. Unit of Rock Hill, SC
Ava K., Troop 6240, Neillsville, WI
*Other Individual Grants requested
to be given to Troop funds.

2019 Troop and Individual $500 Grant Winners

Troop Grants

Troop 5074 of Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Troop 5139 of Ewen, MI
Troop 4402 of Marinette, WI
Troop 2599 of Lexington, KY
Troop 542 of Redlands, CA
Troop 4140 of Ashwaubenon, WI
Troop 4452 of Marinette, WI
Troop 45483 of Bellevue, NE
Troop 60236 of Marlboro, NJ
Troop 4091 of Hobart, WI 

Individual Grants

Zoe Shemonek, Troop 4452 of Marinette, WI
Kylie Urich, Troop 11436 of Mechanicsburg, PA
Kaelynn Bender, Troop 4452 of Marinette, WI
Autumn Junk, Troop 50048 of South Bend, IN
Delainey Savola, Troop 4452 of Marinette, WI
Danika Heckler, Troop 6745 of Cabot, AR
Brooklynn Steier, Troop 4679 of De Pere, WI
Savannah Schultz, Troop 4679 of De Pere, WI
Madison Guess, Troop 6745 of Cabot, AR
Nicki Waystedt, Troop 4679 of De Pere, WI 

Honorable Mentions

Troop 00271 of Osceola, IN
Troop 6260 of Stevens Point, WI
Troop 1413 of Somers, NY
Troop 32394 of Glenville, WV
Troops 11126 of Hoisington, KS
(Limited to 5)

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