Tomorrow is national Make a Difference Day, how are you going to make a difference in your community? Here are some Girl Scout 100th Anniversary Take Action Projects that you and your family can do:
Birthday in a Bag: In recognition of our founders, Juliette Gordon Lows Birthday, Birthday-in-a-Bag is a self-contained gift bag with everything you need to have a Birthday Party! Each Birthday-in-a-Bag should be delivered to YOUR local food bank or other agency in need (i.e. Children’s Homes, foster child organizations, women’s shelters, etc). Fill a large gift bag with: Cake mix, frosting, foil cake pan, cake decorations, candles, balloons, plates, napkins. Additional items that can be included are: birthday banner, party invites, wrapping paper and ribbon, crepe paper, party hats, noise makers, small goodie bags items, table cloth, or small unisex toy or present (unwrapped).
Chief’s Challenge: Reach Out and Read: Chief Girl Scout Debbie Rich challenges 100 troops to collect 10 books for Reach out and Read! Reach Out Read provides books to Doctors so that they can provide books to families with small children. The troops that agree to take the challenge will have until December 31, 2011 to complete the goal of collecting ten new books for the program. All troops participating will be invited to the CHIEF’S CHALLENGE pizza party on Sunday January 15th at 11:30am at Peter Piper Pizza on Broadway Blvd. in Tucson!
It’s in the Bag: Plastic Bag Project: We are partnering with our Sister Council, Cactus Pines on collecting 1 million plastics bags, with girls leading their families, schools, and communities to improve the environment and protect our natural resources. GSACPC invites girls to take action to reduce plastic waste through the It’s in the Bag project! Ask neighbors, friends and families for their store plastic bags and bring to the Girl Scout Council office in Tucson. Once all 1 million bags are collected, they will be recycled into building material for a new office for Cactus Pines.
Focus on Elderly with Diabilities: Yard Work: This can include gardening, mowing the lawn, or sipping tea in the front yard. Help at Home: This can include, organizing, reading, taking out the trash or even cooking a meal. Donate Helpful Items: Collect no slip socks, colorful decorations, games, adult diapers, etc. and donate them to an elderly neighbor or assisted living center.
Other Community Ideas:
Helping Homeless Hounds: Donate animal food/blankets/toys/treats to your local animal shelters and non-profit organizations
- Arizona Greyhound Rescue: www.azgreyhoundrescue.org/
- Southern Arizona Beagle Rescue: www.soazbeaglerescue.com
Make Beads at Bens Bells
Holiday Stockings: Learn to sew by making stockings! Then, fill them with goodies and donate them to a local children’s organization, shelter or family in need.
Write letters for the troops: Sending a “touch of home” to American men and women who serve our country is the perfect way to express your appreciation and support during the holiday season. The process is very simple and takes no time at all – All you need is a pen and piece of paper to share your appreciation for the sacrifices members of the U.S. Armed Forces make to protect our freedoms The Holiday Mail for Heroes mail box is open and ready to receive for your cards. Please send all mail to:
Holiday Mail For Heroes
P.O. Box 5456
Capitol Heights, MD 20791-5456
How will you make a difference today?