In the Girl Scout Law, we promise to “make the world a better place, and be a sister to every Girl Scout.”

On Monday, March 2, many of our sister Girl Scouts were affected by the devastating storms and tornadoes that rampaged Middle Tennessee. Our prayers are with the service units, troops, girls, and families that all are safe.

Since Monday, we’ve been overwhelmed with stories of Girl Scouts jumping in to help with relief efforts and messages from troops both near and far about how they can best help out, and we’re so proud of all the girls for living out the Girl Scout Law to be a sister to every Girl Scout. While we still don’t know all the details about how to best help our sister Girl Scouts who were impacted right now, we’ve compiled several ways that your troop can join in on the relief efforts.

Hands-on volunteer opportunities: Hands On Nashville

Donate needed supplies to: Community Resource Center Nashville

Drop off location: 218 Omohundro Place, Nashville, TN 27210
* See website for hours of operation.

Most needed items: ** NEW** Personal Hygiene items, baby items (including formula, diapers, wipes, pacifiers, and bottles), battery operated lanterns, tarps, rolls of plastic sheeting, work gloves, vinyl gloves, latex gloves, Windex, Lysol products, batteries and flashlights, towels of all sizes. No used items (including clothes, toys, and books) will be accepted.

Donate school supplies to displaced Metro Schools and students: PENCIL

Drop off location: 7199 Cockrill Bend Blvd., Nashville, TN 37209
*See website for hours of operation.

Most needed items: sanitizing/disinfectant wipes, hand sanitizer, paper towels, dry-erase markers, notebook paper, pencils, and copy paper. Other secondary needed items include boxes to hold/transport classroom kits, backpacks for students, any other school supplies like composition books and folders, and classroom supplies like staples, pencil sharpeners, and reward items.

Donate pet supplies for displaced pets: Nashville Humane

Drop off location: 213 Oceola Avenue, Nashville, TN 37209
*See website for hours of operation.

Most needed items: small bags of dry dog and cat food, stainless steel bowls, blankets, and flashlights.

Join our Putnam County Girl Scouts in “Operation Busy Bags”

These bags will be delivered to local shelters and schools that are providing care to families affected. Shelters will distribute them to families also. These bags are meant to be a grab and go to help families keep their kiddos positive and their minds busy.

Item ideas: coloring books, crayons and markers, hot wheels, barbies, chalk, Play-doh, and small stuffed animals.

Drop-off locations:

  • Cookeville NAPA Auto Parts – 606 S Willow Ave, Cookeville, TN 38501
  • Baxter NAPA Auto Parts – 145 Fast Ln, Baxter, TN 38544
  • Crossville NAPA Auto Parts – Cumberland Plaza, Crossville, TN 38555

Monetary donations to:

United Way of Greater Nashville

American Red Cross

Community Foundation of Middle TN

Stay in the loop with opportunities:

If you and your troop would like to be contacted about specific ways that you can help our sister Girl Scouts in the area, please fill out your information here.