Submitted by Marnie Walsh
The Dominican Sisters Home Health Agency of Denver provides FREE health care for the poor, sick, and uninsured of Denver. The agency makes thousands of in home visits per year to Denver’s sick elderly who have no family. The tables were turned on March 11 when the agency was visited by the Cadettes of Girl Scout Troop 50301 laden with donations.
The visit was a culmination of organizations stemming from Christ on the Mountain (COTM) Catholic Church in Lakewood. Three girls from Girl Scout Troop 50301, Jolene Janus, Annie Janus, and Regan Snellgrove, as part of their Silver Award organized a quilt assembly project on January 27 at COTM which was a huge success thanks to the over 30 volunteers that showed up to design, cut, iron, sew, and tie. Thirty lap quilts were assembled that day. Fabric was donated by David Sandoval and the Knights of Columbus Council 7640 donated money to purchase the batting. Some parishioners sewed quilt tops at home to be finished by the volunteers on the assembly day. Other parishioners donated crocheted afghans. Through the combined efforts, 40 handmade lap quilts and afghans were donated.
The giving didn’t stop there, however. Mr. Sandoval presented a check on behalf of the COTM Outreach Committee who donated the cost of four wheelchairs. Girl Scout Troop 50301 also donated much needed medical supplies including three shower chairs, a raised toilet seat, med planners, 300 latex gloves, and over 700 cleansing wipes. The troop donated these wish list items using proceeds from their 2013 cookie sales. The Girl Scouts were treated to a tour of the Dominican Sisters property where the Scouts learned the history of the agency and the legacy of service the agency provides.
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