Community Service: November 2008 Archives

Now through December 13, SouthernLINC Wireless is supporting Any Soldier, Inc. The organization facilitates a connection between civilians and soldiers who are serving in dangerous overseas deployments, and it currently helps more than 100,000 active duty and reservists in all U.S. military branches. SouthernLINC Wireless is aiding Any Soldier's efforts by collecting cards, letters and care package items from its employees, customers and community members and mailing them directly to the troops.

 Letters and care package items can be dropped off until December 13 at multiple SouthernLINC Wireless locations, in Dothan, Mobile and Montgomery.  Visit http://www.southernlinc.com/community/any_soldier.asp#donate to learn more.  Especially during the holiday season, cards and letters from "home" mean the most to deployed military personnel, yet have little cost and a small time investment. 

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My name is Haley E. and my Gold Award Project is called "SilverBells" .  This is an adoption of Elderly residents in the local nursing homes in Baldwin County for Christmas gifts!  I have 150 'Silver Bells" that need adopting, and I am hoping that my sister Girl Scout troops can help.

I have placed my "Silver Bells" at Fairhope Phsycial Therapy Center and at The Blue Marlin.  I will also bring some of my Silver Bells to the Council office after Thanksgiving.

If any one would like to adopt a 'Silver Bell"  they can email me at  SilverBells08@bellsouth.net.   I can email them a Silver Bell of their choice to them.

Thanks for your help!

Haley
Girl Scout Troop 8311

Hi

I am the troop leader for Cadette Troop 8143 in southern West Virginia.

We have a special request for our sister Girl Scouts across America.

The Junior Troop in our town has a little 9 year old Girl Scout that just found out she has cancer.

We are doing a card caravan and asking Girl Scouts to send her cards with little stories, jokes, and cartoons.

We are contacting Girl Scout Councils across America asking them to pass this message along to their troops.

If they are interested in sending cards, they may respond to this email to get my address and the cards will be forwarded to the little girl.

Also, we have set up a website to track which states cards are coming from with our goal being to receive cards from each state.  (Duplicates are more than welcome!)

Thank You for your help with this project!

YIGGGS

Carolyn

Girl Scouts love to wrap presents -- it's almost as fun as unwrapping them!  A local Senior Care program needs volunteers to wrap and deliver gifts to senior citizens in December. 

The gifts will already be purchased by members of the community; your troop will have a great time wrapping and delivering the gifts.  Seniors love to see the beautiful smiling faces of Girl Scouts, and girls love taking gifts to them -- great memories for everyone!

Troops may contact Home Instead Senior Care in Mobile at 251-342-6655 or Daphne 251-626-7732 for more information or to sign up!

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes are teaming up to collect holiday greetings from the public for members of the military and their families in the United States and around the world. QuantcastThe goal is to receive and distribute one million cards through Dec. 10. The Red Cross and Pitney Bowes will handle the screening, sorting and delivery -- all you have to do is send a card with a holiday message.  Visit www.redcross.org/holidaymail for details on how to send a card.  On the site, there also is an option to create your own card. Once you've read the guidelines, mail your card to Holiday Mail for Heroes, P. O. Box 5456, Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456, by Dec. 10.  Cards postmarked after Dec. 10 will be returned to sender.

babysitting101.JPGThe Christmas rush will be over, our older girls will be out of school and wondering just how to fill their time..why not learn great life skills?

There will be a Red Cross Babysitting Course held at Dauphin Way Methodist Church in Mobile on December 29 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The cost is $45 and your older girl will need to bring a sack lunch.

Call Liz Carnahan for details and to sign up.  She needs to hear from you by December 3 at 251-753-3973.  Give her a call and give your girl the gift of skills to support her growing sense of self and responsibility!

Is your troop looking for volunteer opportunities in the Mobile area?  Volunteer Mobile has a variety of choices in different areas. For information about these or other volunteer positions, volunteers of ALL ages should contact Volunteer Mobile: 251-433-4456  www.volunteermobile.org

Environmental

·         DOG RIVER CLEARWATER REVIVAL: groups & individuals to place markers on storm drains within Dog River Watershed area

Health

·         SOUTHERNCARE HOSPICE: 16 & older: patient care providers: visit in homes & facilities, activity aides, call bingo games, bake cookies, give manicures

·         COVENANT HOSPICE: 14 & older: patient/ family support volunteers, crafts instructors 

Nursing Homes

·         SACRED HEART RESIDENCE: LITTLE SISTERS OF THE POOR: visitors, activity aides for crafts, music programs; Saturdays: 2:30-4pm call bingo games for residents

 

leahT2T.JPGTroops2Troops is a project to connect local Girl Scout troops with our military troops serving overseas!
 
Servicemen and women really appreciate items we can send them to make their lives a little easier.  Of course, they love our cookies, too!
 
It's a great service project, and the soldiers really appreciate your support.

 

Check out this blog! www.troops2troops.blogspot.com or you can contact Leah at Troops2Troops@aol.com.

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