Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) is proudly teaming up with JOANN to unveil a brand-new Girl Scout Rewards program to encourage Girl Scouts, volunteers, and families to explore their individual creativity while having a positive influence on the world. JOANN, the nation’s leading craft and fabric retailer, is offering 15 percent off all eligible purchases every day for Girl Scout members (including troop leaders, volunteers, parents of a Girl Scout, Girl Scouts, Lifetime Members, and staff). Through fun, educational activities and special events held at its stores throughout the year, JOANN will help girls embrace their inner “maker” spirit, learn new skills, and give back to their communities.
Join us for JOANN’s Girl Scout Day as we celebrate this new partnership on Saturday, September 23.
Come with your troop to a participating store between 11:00 am – 2:00 pm to join in the fun! Participate in creating a Girl Scout-themed sit-upon (you will need to purchase materials to make the craft) and connect with a local JOANN representative to learn more about this exciting new partnership! Participating store locations in the Girl Scouts River Valleys’ area include: Roseville, Edina, Maplewood, Minnetonka, Austin, Redwing, Woodbury, Willmar, Shakopee, Fairbault, Maple Grove, Apple Valley, Coon Rapids, and Elk River.
“We are truly excited to partner with JOANN, with the goal of our collaboration to inspire members of our Movement to channel their creativity as a force for positive change within their communities,” said GSUSA CEO Sylvia Acevedo. “Data shows that our girls are innate makers, and Girl Scouts designs experiences that allow them to embrace their sense of ingenuity―a passion JOANN shares as well. Girl Scouts offers a creative atmosphere where girls can develop important leadership skills within a supportive, all-girl environment. I encourage everyone to join in the festivities on September 23 at JOANN’s Girl Scout Day to learn more about our organization and all the fantastic new programming we have added in the fundamental areas of STEM and the outdoors.”
JOANN’s Commitment to Girls’ Leadership Development
In addition to enabling troops to explore more creative opportunities, JOANN guarantees that a minimum of 2.5 percent of every transaction, with a minimum total donation of at least $1.5 million from the Girl Scout Rewards program, will go back to GSUSA over the next three years, demonstrating its deep commitment to girls’ leadership development. These funds will support GSUSA’s mission to build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Through fun, educational activities and special events held at its stores throughout the year, JOANN will also help girls learn new skills and give back to their communities. JOANN has extended access to its store space for troop meetings, recruitment events, and other Girl Scout events such as council-arranged cookie booths.
Learn more about what JOANN is doing to support Girl Scouts and be verified for a Rewards card at www.joann.com/girl-scouts or via the JOANN app, using their troop number, council name, or Girl Scout membership ID. Join the rewards program and start saving immediately in anticipation of our back-to-troop season!