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Girl Scout Brownie Troop 55693 from Naperville wrote cards and donated Girl Scout Cookies to healthcare professionals at Rush University Medical Center!
This super-thoughtful service project was inspired by Brownie Ruhi S., whose dad works at Rush University Medical Center. When her dad was explaining to her about the long hours Rush Medical Center staff is working in effort to minimize the impact of COVID-19 on our community, she had an idea to spread kindness.
Ruhi already wants to help others when she grows up, but realized she doesn’t have to wait until she grows up to help others––she can do something now to appreciate those who are working tirelessly in these unprecedented times.
So, she gathered up Girl Scout Cookies, and made thank you cards with her sister Brownies, and the much-appreciated donations were delivered by an adult to Rush University Medical Center staff!
Thank you so much to Lauren Torres, leader of Troop 55693, for sharing this story with us, and GREAT JOB to these super generous girls!
How to Help from Home
Are you interested in finding ways to help your community while you stay home over the next couple weeks? Here are some ideas:
- As part of our Silver Lining patch program in partnership with BCBSIL, please consider sending letters, cards, emails, or drawings to senior citizens at retirement homes or centers. Although it is not recommended to visit during this time for the safety of the elderly, it would be a nice gesture to reach out and send some cheer their way.
- Do you have a neighbor or family member who lives alone? Take some time out of your day to call or video chat with them. You can see if they need anything, but it is also just nice to hear from someone in this time when we are all stuck at home. Human interaction is important!
- Check out littlefreepantry.org to see if you could set up or support a food resource for others in need.
- Send cards of thanks to healthcare workers just like the Girl Scouts in Troop 55693!
How are You Staying Connected to Girl Scouts from Home?
We could all use a little more positive news these days, so please tell us if you’re doing something as a Girl Scout (or just a community member) to help spread some cheer or provide resources for those in needs. Share your story with us here!