Care Kits for Cleveland
The Girl Scout Gold Award is the ultimate, most prestigious award in Girl Scouting, and is the equivalent of the rank of Eagle in Boy Scouting. This high award is hard earned over months of perseverance through a sustainable service project requiring at least 80 service hours. The Gold Award is designed to benefit and address a need within the community or the world. Care Kits for Cleveland is my Gold Award project, which I have completed with the assistance of Girl Scout Troop 40090 and First Presbyterian Church. Along the way, I have developed and embraced my civic duty, leadership, engineering and design, time management, delegation, organizational, mathematical, and communication skills.
In order to develop the project and expand community outreach, I helped design the building of organizational storage structures to support donations and supplies in a central area in which efficient bag assembly could take place. I created informational flyers and an online presence for Care Kits in order to increase awareness, share information, and aid in organizing, enlisting, and managing volunteers to facilitate the project. I increased the scope and impact of Care Kits by enlisting numerous agencies for distribution to the appropriate individuals. In fact, my target audience for Care Kits is not limited to Cleveland, Tennessee, as needs in the community are not solely proprietary to our local area. Additionally, Care Kits acknowledges these nationwide and global issues by donating Comfort and Hygiene Bags to United Way agencies as well as the American Red Cross, which regularly meets emergent needs on a local, national, and global level.
If your organization is interested in donating to or accepting Hygiene Bags or Comfort Bags, please contact us at First Presbyterian Church of Cleveland (423)-476-5584 or email at email@example.com.