Twelve Girl Scouts help 1,400 sick children in Haiti
What can twelve girls do to make a difference for 1,400 sick children in Haiti?
Ask Girl Scout Troop 105 of the Columbia River Council, in Tualatin, Oregon.
After the troop visited the REAL. LIFE. Exhibit, these eleven- and twelve-year- olds knew they wanted to help people who have so much less than they do. After hearing about the floods that devastated Haiti and the poverty and sickness there, they decided to make a difference in the lives of Haitian children. They discussed their ideas with leaders, Lisa Renshaw and Krista Wiltbank.
Then the troop went to work. The girls love to make things, so they made Christmas crafts to sell at a Christmas bazaar. They decorated Yule logs, baked beautiful Christmas cookies and kitchen angels. Each time they sold some of their baked goods, they knew they were helping children in Haiti.
When they totaled their earnings, they learned they had collected $365.
But what would that money actually do?
When the girls visited the Medical Teams International office to deliver their check, they learned that $25 would send medicines to treat 100 children for malaria, pneumonia, and diarrhea—three of the biggest killers of young children in Haiti. They realized that their $365 would treat 1,400 children for these life-threatening illnesses.
The children of Haiti thank you, Girl Scout Troop 105, for your compassion and your desire to help them.
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