Girl Scouts undertaking Easter basket service project
To the Editor:
Girl Scout Troops 1734 and 3700 are working on their annual Easter basket service project.
Our troops started this project three years ago; when they decided as a group to provide Easter baskets for homeless and less-fortunate children that may not otherwise get anything. We started out with a goal of 35 baskets and ended up making over 100.
We partnered with the local shelter and emergency food pantry and this year it has expanded by us partnering with the Department of Child Services. The need this year has grown to 207 children.
This has been a very eye-opening experience for these girls and they have a greater appreciation for what they have been blessed with as a result. For the last three years these girls have raised funds by going business to business, gathered donations from schools and used their own cookie profits to fund this project.
Today, we are asking for your support of this most worthy community outreach. We could not make this project happen without your support and the support of this community. Each basket costs $15-$20 each to make; any donation is a help. We are asking that all donations be made by April 5. We will accept donations later but they will be saved for next year’s baskets.
Please know that your contribution will make a positive impact in the children of this community. Please do not hesitate to call us if you have any questions. You can reach me, Brooke Taylor, at 765-301-0969 (troop leader for 1734) or Darcy Stahl at 765-720-7412 (troop leader for 3700).
Thank you in advance for your time and consideration of our request.