Recently, Rhea County Girl Scout Troop No. 40895 completed the Girl Scout Junior Agent of Change Journey. As part of the journey and the efforts to give back to their community, the troop decided to make and donate blankets to people who need them. After a little research, the troop found Project Linus, an organization that helps distribute blankets of all types to children all over the United States. The East Tennessee Chapter of Project Linus, headed by Deb Miller, was happy to work with the group. When I asked the other girls about their experience, they said, “It was hard but fun work.” And they were proud of it. Just like me.
Another recent project was to donate diapers and household items to the Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministry. The other girls were really happy to help our community. In fact, right now the troop is focused on selling cookies (January 13, 2017 – March 18, 2017) so we can donate diapers and other needed items to the Women’s Care Center in Dayton, as well as food and toys to the Rhea County Animal Shelter.
For more information on how to support these projects, visit the Project Linus website at http://www.projectlinuseasttn.org/ or the Potter Children’s Home and Family Ministries website at http://www.potterministries.org/.
To help the troop continue their efforts to give back, find a Girl Scout and buy cookies!