By: Kim Dunne, Media Manager
The girls from Brownie Troop 40127 have been busy giving back this holiday season.
Earlier this month each Girl Scout donated flour or sugar and sprinkles which were then made into cookie mix bags. The girls assembled at the Newfield Library to put together the bags, decorate them, and write out the recipe for the bags. These were then donated to the Newfield Food Pantry for local families in need.
The girls also chose a tag off the giving tree at a local bank. The gifts they were buying was for a girl their age. They used their troop funds to buy and wrap gifts for her.
Not only that but the girls also adopted a two-person family, provided them with donated gifts from their families, such as scarves, hand cremes, ornaments, jewelry, makeup, books, fuzzy socks, and a 14-pound turkey. According to troop leader, Lori, the girls had a great time wrapping the gifts. They made comments such as “Oh she is gonna love this,” or “the family will enjoy this” and the one that melted her heart, “the family is going to have a nice Christmas morning like us, because we are giving them these presents to open.” The girls delivered the presents to the family and the adult was in tears and so grateful to the girls.
“As the leader of these girls, it never ceases to amazing me how much they are willing to give for others and to see their faces when they know they have made a difference in others’ lives is priceless. I am very proud of each Brownie and honored to be their leader,” Lori said.
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