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Submitted by Keile Stewart, Girl Scouts of Colorado
789! Isn’t it a pretty number? I think I should spell it out: seven hundred eighty-nine. That is how many Kits for Kids were assembled at “Packing for Impact” on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014! That far surpasses the goal of 650. Almost all of the 439 girls who registered for the event braved the snowstorm to take part in this collaboration between Project C.U.R.E., Children’s Hospital Colorado, and Girl Scouts of Colorado. They also brought with them all of the supplies that they collected.
A special shout out to Rike Palese and Jonathan Keiler of RE/MAX Professionals for underwriting the cost of 190 of those kits (plus additional shipping fees) to send the kits to children and families in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Their generosity blew me away!
After filling the kits, Girl Scouts participated in activities to earn their Global Action Awards. They learned how germs are spread and the importance of washing hands thoroughly, proper dental care, how to make a sling from a bandana and a shoelace, and about the WAGGGS World Centers. One of them, our cabana, is in Cuernavaca!
Thank you again to the volunteers who made this event a success. You rock! And the Girl Scouts who participated—look at what a difference YOU made!