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In the wake of the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, we all may experience fear and anxiety, especially children. Below are some resources you may wish to use as you navigate conversations with your Girl Scouts.

Ways to Help

We’ve seen an outpouring of support for Uvalde from across the nation. Here are some ways you can help locally, as well as ways to talk with your Girl Scout about this tragedy.

Note Cards:
Girls are encouraged to create personalized cards for families or friends of the victims, those recovering in the hospital, and first responders.

Cards can be mailed to:
Sally Cheever Girl Scout Leadership Center
811 N Coker Loop, San Antonio, 78216

Monetary Donations:

  • Donate to Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas to benefit of our sister Girl Scouts in Uvalde – please click here to make a gift.

  • Robb Elementary Memorial Fund - The First State Bank of Uvalde has set up a memorial account for the families of Robb Elementary. Checks should be payable to “Robb School Memorial Fund” and mailed to: 200 E. Nopal Street, Uvalde, TX 78001 or can be made via Zelle to: or via 830-278-6231.

  • VictimsFirst (a group of survivors of mass school shootings) has started a GoFundMe for Uvalde and is planning to partner with the National Compassion Fund. To learn more and to donate to a fund, visit the National Compassion Fund website  here.

  • has created a listing of verified GoFundMe pages offering direct relief to victims of the Uvalde school shooting. You can view these GoFundMe fundraisers  here.


Supporting your child's mental health and wellness

Girl Scout Raising Awesome Girls content:
 When Violence on the News Shakes Her World

For child-centered grief and trauma resources 


For mental health crises

  • Call 911
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
    1-800-273-8255 or for online emotional support
  • The Crisis Text Line connects you to a trained crisis counselor to receive free, 24/7 crisis support via text message: text NAMI to 741741
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline is a 24/7 national hotline dedicated to providing immediate crisis counseling (more info at National Institute of Mental Health): Dial 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor


For families or troops seeking mental health care services