Care To Share – Community Service Project

Created date

July 23rd 2014

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Care to Share, a Girl Scout community service project, allows girls the opportunity to participate by selling virtual “Care to Share” magazine vouchers, nut and snack items that are distributed to our nation’s military and to the Second Harvest Food Bank. What a great way to help your Girl Scout Troop, community and Council!

Care to Share Resources:

Care to Share Flyer
Care to Share Receipt
Care to Share Receipt-filled in

Will the purchase of Girl Scout Nuts and/or Magazine Subscriptions be tax-deductible?

Yes and No

No, if the customer keeps the product. Individuals who buy and take the product home or consume it have purchased a product at a fair market value. For this reason, no part of the price of a can of nuts or a magazine subscription used in this way is tax-deductible.

Yes, if the customer leaves the product with Girl Scouts. Many Girl Scouts ask customers to pay for one or more cans of nuts for use in their community service project such as Care to Share or Scouting for Food. The customer who did not receive any Girl Scout nuts will not benefit directly from paying for them and may treat the purchase price of the donated cans of nuts as a charitable contribution. A receipt should be given for every Care to Share purchase.