Girl Scouts of Connecticut Recipient of $2,000 Campership Grant from Main Street Community Foundation
January 17, 2014
Girl Scouts of Connecticut has received a $2,000 grant through The Women & Girls’ Fund at the Main Street Community Foundation, which will be used to grant camperships to girls in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington, and Wolcott, who attend Camp Carlson in Bristol.
“Now, more than ever, we have many girls and families who want to attend camp but for financial reasons are unable to do so,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “This generous grant from the Main Street Community Foundation will help us provide the Girl Scout camp experience to girls who want to experience the fun of Camp Carlson, make new friends, and learn new things while enjoying the outdoors.”
Girl Scouts of Connecticut operates eight day camps and two resident summer camps across the state. These camps offer all girls in grades 1-12 a safe, fun environment where they can discover their individual strengths, connect with new friends, and take action in their communities.
The Women & Girls’ Fund was created in 2001 as a community-based endowment of the Main Street Community Foundation. The Women & Girls’ Fund serves females of all ages in Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth/Terryville, Southington and Wolcott. Over the past 12 years, the Women & Girls’ Fund has awarded over $255,000 in grants and immediate response funds to over 80 organizations benefiting women and girls in the communities of Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth, Southington and Wolcott.