Girl Scouts

Girl Scouts have a rich history with The INN. Many troops have been INNvolved in community service through the Girl Scouts.

We encourage troops to continue this tradition. See below for ways that your troop can Get INNvolved!

Pursue your Bronze, Silver or Gold Award at The INN

There are lots of opportunities to complete your Girl Scout awards by doing a project that benefits guests of The INN. See below for some ideas, and contact an INN representative if you are interested in pursuing an upcoming award by completing a project for our soup kitchen or one of our shelters. To get started, contact Dana Lopez at

Volunteer in the Soup Kitchen

Girls ages 10 and up have the opportunity to come into the Mary Brennan INN soup kitchen to volunteer. Please be aware that anyone under 10 is not permitted to volunteer and only those ages 16 & up can volunteer during meal serving times. All individuals and groups must register online to schedule a volunteer date. Click here to access the registration form.

Hold a Collection Drive

We accept many different types of donations of goods in the soup kitchen, including, but not limited to food, clothing, toiletries, baby items and metrocards. We encourage donors to drop off their items at our soup kitchen in Hempstead.
Click here for lists of our current needs and information about drop-off times and location.

Schedule a “Give Back” Activity

Some activities that are fun to organize during troop meetings include assembling snack bags or shower kits, rolling utensils for hot meals or creating moving night or birthday boxes for shelter guests. Be creative and make it a fun group activity!

Join the Youth Advisory Board

High School students (and middle schoolers with supervision) are encouraged to join the Youth Advisory Board and attend monthly meetings in the soup kitchen to participate in volunteer activities and earn community service credit.
Click here for more information about the Youth Board, including meeting dates and sign up forms.

Download our Youth INNvolvement E-Book

For more suggestions about how to get your Girl Scout troop INNvolved at The INN, download our free E-book! Click here to access the E-book and get started!

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Dana Lopez, Director of Marketing & Communications

(516) 486 8506 x138

Girl Scouts Get INNvolved

If you would prefer to write a check for your donation please make your check payable to The INN. Our mailing address is 211 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11550.