Teamwork the focus of Mobilizing our Mission: A Food and Wine
WOODBURY, NY (SEPTEMBER 2022) — Girls across Nassau County are pursuing their passions and achieving their goals every day and Girl Scouts of Nassau County (GSNC) is proud to provide the resources and mentorship to support them. This year, Girl Scouts of Nassau County is expanding its mission to reach even more girls and host programming across all community spaces through Mobilizing our Mission: a Food and Wine Food Pairing Experience. The annual fall fundraiser will be held this year on Wednesday, November 2, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Rooftop Terrace at The Mansion at Oyster Bay in Woodbury, NY.
“At Girl Scouts of Nassau County, we believe that every girl has the potential to make the world a better place and create a better, brighter tomorrow in her community and beyond,” said Randell Bynum, the chief executive officer of Girl Scouts of Nassau County. “"Our annual fall fundraiser has seen a tremendous turn out each year and attendees continue to share in our goals of empowering young girls to become world leaders.”
Year-round Girl Scouts do their best to show up and better their communities—from attending beach cleanings to developing Gold Award projects that create awareness about a specific topic and have a positive impact in their respective communities. The fundraiser allows attendees to show up for younger generations of girls by supporting Girl Scouts of Nassau County and its efforts.
Attendees will see firsthand how girls have exceled with Girl Scouts through an online and live art auction, for which five pieces were commissioned. A professional artist created the five pieces based on the Girl Scout finalists’ stories about their experiences and adventures.
The fundraiser will also include raffles, food and wine pairings with vendors to walk attendees through their products, a wine pull that invites guests to pick a cork and get a surprise bottle and dinner stations with an international selection of food.
Guests will also have the opportunity to provide the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to more girls in ten selected Nassau County communities through our online auction system. GSNC hopes to reach their donation goal of $2,500 per community during the event.
The coronavirus pandemic highlighted that 20 percent of Girl Scouts in the county don’t have enough access to devices or a reliable internet connection to continue activities or events online and have limited ability to access various benefits of Girl Scout Leadership programming. Last fall, Girl Scouts of Nassau County announced its plan to address this by bringing the Girl Scouting experience directly to those who need it through its mobile van, named the Traveling Trefoil.
Last year’s Wine and Food Pairing Fundraiser allowed attendees to sponsor items on the wish list to equip the van with everything Girl Scouts need to grow and learn. Going forward, Girl Scouts of Nassau County hopes to expand the Traveling Trefoil’s reach and bring the access and engagement in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to community centers, parks, school yards, and other public spaces.
The Girl Scout Research Institute’s most recent report, published in 2021, proves the positive long-lasting effects the organization has on girl scouts.
- 84 percent of Girl Scouts alumni hold leadership roles as adults.
- 68 percent of Girl Scouts alumni say the organization
had a positive impact on their lives.
- 48 percent of
Girl Scouts alumni are more likely to volunteer.
- More than half the women in the 117th Congress are Girl Scouts
- Compared to women who did not participate in Girl Scouts, alumni show higher levels of courage, confidence, and character.
To purchase tickets to Mobilizing our Mission: A Food and Wine Pairing Experience, visit: https://secure.swell.gives/mobilemission2022/tickets#/ticket.
For more information about Girl Scouts of Nassau County and the many events they hold things they learn throughout the year, visit gsnc.org.
We Are Girl Scouts: Girl Scouts bring their dreams to life and work
together to build a better world. Through programs in Nassau County,
across Long Island and from coast to coast, Girl Scouts of all
backgrounds and abilities can be unapologetically themselves as they
discover their strengths and rise to meet new challenges—whether they
want to climb to the top of a tree or the top of their class, lace up
their boots for a hike or advocate for climate justice, or make their
first best friends. Backed by trusted adult volunteers, mentors, and
millions of alumni, Girl Scouts leads the way as they find their
voices and make changes that affect the issues most important to them.
To join us, volunteer, reconnect, or donate, visit girlscouts.org.