Over 150 items, including swings, bouncy seats, toys and clothes filled up donation boxes on Sunday, June 8th, thanks to the hard work of Girl Scout Juniors in Troop 81423.
Eleven very hardworking fourth- and fifth-grade girls, spent the past several months working on the highly distinguished Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve.
One of the main components for the award is for the girls to look at their surrounding community, identify an issue and then take action to plan and complete a project that makes a lasting a difference. The girls in troop 81423 decided to focus on helping children and voted to host a donation drive for Newark Beth Israel Hospital. They agreed to run a dessert party “Dessert with Divas” where attendees brought donations and in return were presented with hand-made desserts and watched a talent expo.
The girls want to thank all of the attendees for their very generous donations as well as their leaders, their moms, and Ashley Vitale from Verne Fowler School of Dance for helping make this community service project a success!