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Girl Scouts of Central California South Gets New Partner in Bank of Sierra to Preserve the Precious
By: Christine Lollar, Coord. of Grants / Community Relations

Topics: Girl Scouts, Bank of the Sierra, park, Preservation, clean up, environment, scouts, self esteem, community, grant, sponsor, donate, youth
Posted by clollar Tue May 10, 2011 16:16:42 PDT
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Grant for Underprivileged Girls in Southeast Bakersfield to Preserve Local Public Parks and Improve Girls’ Self Esteem

Bakersfield, CA – (May 10, 2011) Bank of the Sierra, Senior Vice President and Senior Area Manager Michael W. Olague visited the Kern Regional office of Girl Scouts of Central California South on Monday, May 9, on Brundage Lane in Bakersfield. The Bank announced the grant “Preserving the Precious” benefiting the Outreach Department of the local Girl Scout Council which serves at-risk girls in southeast Bakersfield and will focus on preserving local parks. Girls will take a journey towards increasing self esteem, discovery, connecting with the community, and taking action. Olague presented a grant to Girl Scouts Taylor, LilaRose, and Emily, Girl Scout Board President Joy Tolladay, and Outreach Development Director Emily Cabrera.
“Our mission is to build girls with courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place,” said Girl Scouts’ Board President Joy Tolladay; “What better way to teach girls that they CAN make a difference in their own lives, and the lives of others. We are so grateful that Bank of the Sierra sees the opportunity to bring change, through empowering our leaders of tomorrow.” The girl-focused curriculum will instill confidence and provide life skills, and the community gets a “freshen up” too! 
“Girl Scouts of Central California South is always searching for ways to collaborate with community partners to enrich the lives of girls,” Tolladay added, “Bank of Sierra is the perfect example of how a company can reinvest into the lives of girls who live in the community they serve. We’re honored to be a part of that.”
For more information or to partner with the Girl Scouts of Central California South, contact Pamela Mann, Director of Fund Development at 661-327-1409, ext 204.



About Girl Scouts of Central California South

Girl Scouts of Central California South was formed in 2008 through a merger between two Girl Scout Councils in the Central Valley – Joshua Tree and Golden Valley.  The Council serves more than 12,500 girls and 3,000 adult volunteers in Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, and Tulare counties, including 6,000 girls served through its Outreach Program. The vision of Girl Scouts of Central California South is that every girl, everywhere, has the opportunity to discover and be able to reach her full potential through programs that teach leadership and practical life skills. For more information on how to join, volunteer, reconnect, or donate to Girl Scouts, call (800) 490-8653 or visit


About Girl Scouts

Founded in 1912, Girl Scouts of the USA is the preeminent leadership development organization for girls with 3.4 million girl and adult members worldwide. Girl Scouts is the leading authority on girls’ healthy development, and builds girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. The organization serves girls from every corner of the United States and its territories. Girl Scouts of the USA also serves American girls and their classmates attending American or international schools overseas in 90 countries.

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