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The Annual reFund 2021 EMAIL

We want to help you raise extra money for your Service Unit!

How does it work?

Partner with a business in your area to support Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta from October 16 - October 31, 2021. 50% of each donation will benefit the Annual Fund and 50% will be refunded to your Service Unit (up to $250).

All business sponsors will receive a tax-deductible donation letter.

How can you participate?
  • Host a Restaurant Spirit Night! Check with restaurants and other businesses in your area to see if they offer spirit night opportunities where a portion of the proceeds from an evening or day are donated to a nonprofit organization.
  • Ask a Business to Support Girl Scouts! Ask a business in your community for a donation made payable to Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta or to donate a portion of sales from October 16 - October 31 to Girl Scouts. Think about your local dry cleaner, nail salon, real estate agent, insurance agent, law firm, etc.

    You can use this Service Unit Solicitation Letter template when communicating with businesses. The letter explains the Annual reFund program and includes the Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Tax ID number.
The Rules
  1. All spirit night events must take place between October 16 - October 31.
  2. All donation checks must be addressed to Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta, must be mailed to 5601 N Allen Rd. Mableton, GA 30126, must be dated between October 16 - October 31, and must be received by November 20. Checks cannot funnel through Service Unit or troop bank accounts.
  3. All Annual reFund events require approval of an "Annual reFund Event Application" no later than October 15.
  4. Donations from individual donors not associated with a business will not be considered for this program.
  5. In-kind donations, employer matching gifts, and volunteer service grants are not eligible for this program.
  6. Service Unit refunds will be mailed by December 10. Be sure to report any further distribution of funds on your Service Unit Finance Report.
Download The Annual reFund Guidelines

How can Service Units use the refund?
GSGATL is not putting any limits on how a Service Unit uses its refund. As long as the Service Unit is in line with Girl Scout policies, standards & procedures found in Volunteer Essentials, then the Service Unit is free to distribute the ReFUND however they see fit. The Service Unit can use the money to fund their own summer day camps, offer financial aid for girls to attend events, make refunds back to the troop that made the initial solicitation…The choice is up to the Service Unit! Just make sure the Service Unit has communicated their intention prior to asking adults to participate in making the solicitations.

Get Started

Have more questions? Contact Shelby Swiney at or call 770-702-9227