Girl Scouts Volunteer to Help Kids Fighting Cancer
May 3, 2022
Cadette Girl Scout Troop 4497 consists of girls who have been together since kindergarten! With their long-lasting bond, these compassionate girls are now in 6th grade and almost done with their first year of middle school.
Troop 4497 heard about the Jessie Rees Foundation through another Girl Scout troop as well as through Girl Scouts of Orange County. During the pandemic the troop was not able to meet in person, so we offered a way for the girls to learn about NEGU over zoom and get involved by making Care Cards.
Care Cards consist of uplifting and positive encouraging messages, and words like BRAVE, STRONG and COURAGEOUS!
The troop then hosted a virtual service event to make Care Cards, where more than 100 participants joined. The troop said they felt very involved by getting to make cards to be placed in Jessie’s JoyJars. Once it became safe to do so, the girls had the opportunity to visit the JoyFactory in person! They got to work on making more cards as well as blankets and NEGU wristbands. It’s great to see the troop still involved more than a year after their virtual event.
The pandemic was such an uncertain time for everyone. It was encouraging to find ways that people could still make a difference in the lives of kids fighting cancer from home.
If you would like to make Care Cards or get involved in other ways, click here!
Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 4497. We are thankful for your support of our mission!