Girl Scout Troup 226 out of Warren, New Jersey has decided to do something unique with their cookie fundraiser money. Rather than spend the money on prizes for the girls, the troop decided collectively to donate some of dollars raised to an orphanage in the Republic of Georgia.
"Troop members met and discussed how to use the money. Among the ideas was one from Clara Citarella, then 7, who suggested donating some of the proceeds to the orphanage from which her family was going to adopt a child... 'When Clara headed to the Republic of Georgia to meet her brother for the first time, giving back to those kids seemed like a great way to honor her family and share a lesson of what others needed.'"
The troop members voted on Clara's and other suggestions and decided to donate money not only to the orphanage, but also the Make-a-Wish Foundation and a local animal shelter. The orphanage donation was also matched by EMK Press, a company owned by troop co-leader Carrie Kitze. Read more at C-N.com.
Copper Canyon Academy is a girls boarding school
that helps troubled girls
get back on track.
Labels: orphanages, donations, charity