As part of Girl Scout Spirit Week from October 8-13, more than 120 GSSEM troops participated in several service projects benefitting local non-profits. The non-profits included Carolyn’s Place at Blue Water Safe Horizons, Fish and Loaves Community Food pantry, the YWCA of Flint and the Shelter of Flint, Care House of Oakland County, Turning Point, and Detroit Rescue Mission.
“Thank you to all of the troops who participated in the Girl Scout Day of Caring,” said Jackie Bucsi, GSSEM Vice President of Membership. “Each of our participating agencies were overwhelmed by your generosity. We look forward to making this event even better in the coming year.”
Troops held drives in their communities and schools to collect items like diapers, wipes, baby bottles, hats and gloves, toiletries and personal care items, as well as non-electric can openers and Ziploc bags.
In additional to collections, 325 girls had the opportunity to help out at Forgotten Harvest. During the day-long experience, Girl Scouts packaged more than 25,000 pounds of red beans for families in need throughout southeast Michigan.
Thank you for your service, troops!