Figuring out service projects has been challenging in light of COVID. This month, Troop 65430 from Highlands Ranch- Lone Tree has made 60 winter kits for Raising Kindness/Colorado Coalition for the Homeless, collected nearly 300 stuffed animals for the Child Rescue Foundation, purchased books for four children in the Adopt a Reader Program, and wrote inspirational messages for seniors in a local retirement community.
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I am so proud of our Girl Scout Daisy Troop 66446. They collected 194 stuffed animals for the Child Rescue Foundation’s annual Teddy Bear Project all while earning a petal for learning how to make the world a better place! The girls had pizza and teddy bear trail mix during their tagging party.
The annual Teddy Bear Project begins again on September 1, 2019, and this year, the Child Rescue Foundation is also asking for donations of blankets.
Since 1999, Girl Scouts and other groups have participated in the annual Teddy Bear project, collecting new and gently loved plush animals to be given to children in crisis. More than 165,000 have been donated to date. The goal this year is to collect another 10,000.
The plush animals collected can be of any size, shape, color, creed, or religion. All will be given to make a difference in the life of a child.
Denver Safehouse alone serves more than 10,000 women and children each year. The Denver Police Department reports it responds to more than 6,000 domestic violence calls annually and in more than one-third of those cases there is a child in the home.
Girl Scouts can help by collecting new and gently loved plush animals or blankets, host a tag and sort party , and then deliver by November 16.
To kick off our first year as troop 60114, we thought it would be fun to collect stuffed animals for the Teddy Bear Project.
Some of our girls organized school drives to collect animals, and some of them donated their own stuffed animals. In the end, our nine girls collected 351 stuffed animals for donation.
To celebrate their hard work, we decided to have a Tagging Party. We ordered pizzas, had Teddy Grahams, and made a night of it. With the girls and parents fed, it took us no time to get all of the animals tagged and ready for delivery.
That night, the girls received their Community Helper patch, and received a Community Support Certificate from the Child Rescue Foundation. The Teddy Bear Project was a great opportunity for our troop to be able to help our community, as well as teach our girls that by working together, we can accomplish many goals.