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Local Girl Scouts Help Families Celebrate Birthdays

Updated: Apr 2

Various South Windsor Girl Scout troops worked together on a service project to help Cornerstone’s Clothing Bank, Etc. with their Birthday Bag Collection. We give out a birthday bag of items which includes: cake mix, frosting, birthday candles, paper plates, napkins, plastic ware, birthday banners and table decorations, etc. We provide these bags full of birthday goodies so the family can come together and celebrate the child's birthday together.

Troop #10941 donated decorated filled gift boxes for other young girls in February. Again they reached out and donated 10 full birthday bags and gave them to us so we could gift them to young children celebrating their birthday. The leader of this troop, Melissa Reed, said her troop has been learning ways to help and give to the community. She told me the girls were thrilled to be giving, in their words, "Birthday parties for people who don’t have money to give them”. She also said, "We have 10 girls in our troop so each girl

really wanted to 'GIVE' a bag".

The Girl Scouts in South Windsor put the word out to do the birthday bags for Cornerstone Clothing Bank, Etc. as a service unit project to celebrate the Girl Scout’s 111th birthday. The first Girl Scout meeting was held in Savannah, Georgia on March 12, 1912.

There were several troops, Daisy to Senior Scouts, involved in the birthday bag project from troops: #10908, #10932, #10933, #10943 and #10941. The Cornerstone Clothing Bank, Etc. would like to thank each troop and their scouts for their birthday bag donations. We were very excited to accept these donations of birthday bags to be given out to families to make their children's birthday a little more special!

Christine Filanowicz

Clothing Bank, Etc. Director

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