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Packing for Impact with Project C.U.R.E.

Join us for Project C.U.R.E. and Packing for Impact this month! Girl Scouts in the Western Colorado and Metro Denver regions will collect basic medical supplies to create kits for Project C.U.R.E. Packing for Impact will have two events, one in Grand Junction on Nov. 12 and one in Denver on Nov. 18. Girls participating in both regions will get a special event patch.

Girl Scout troops in Western Colorado kick off our 2017 Packing for Impact event on Sunday, Nov. 12. Area troops will gather from 1-3 p.m. at the Girl Scout Service Center in Grand Junction to pack their kits, enjoy fun activities, and learn more about Project C.U.R.E. Interested Girl Scouts will want to sign-up for supplies to bring at https://goo.gl/YavfSG . Please sign up quickly as spots are filling fast. A big thank you goes to the Mesa County Service Unit and Troop 10065 for organizing this event and sponsoring kits!

Our Packing for Impact event continues Saturday, Nov. 18 as troops in Metro Denver gather at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in downtown Denver to bring their donated supplies and pack kits. Girls will learn more about the countries that Project C.U.R.E. serves, first-aid, and safety through fun activities. There’s still space for this event and volunteer opportunities, but Girl Scouts will want to sign up quickly as this event has sold out quickly in the past. Cost for the Denver Project C.U.R.E. event is $6 per kit. Please note this event’s fee is per kit, not girl. Troops can decide how many kits they would like to donate and pay the fee for those kits. To register, go to https://goo.gl/UJNto5 and choose from three different sessions.

We still have spots for older Girl Scouts to volunteer at the activity tables. This is a great volunteer opportunity for Girl Scout Cadettes, Seniors, and Ambassadors and especially, to fulfill Program Aide internship hours. To volunteer, please go to https://goo.gl/ehzwdj . Questions? Please contact Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Save the Date: Packing for Impact returns this fall

Project C.U.R.E.’s Packing for Impact is back! Mark your calendars for Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017 for this year’s event, which will be held at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children in Denver. Troops will have the opportunity to gather medical supplies to donate and we’ll have some fun, new activities. Participating Girl Scouts will get a patch this year with a new, fun design.

We’re also looking for older Girl Scouts to help plan activity tables for the event. This is an ideal service project for Cadettes and older or for Program Aide internships. Help us plan a great event!

Registration information is coming soon. For information on when registration opens, to help plan activities, or help the day of the event, please contact GSCO Community Partnerships Manager Lori Thompson at lori.thompson@gscolorado.org.

Register now for “Packing for Impact”

Submitted by Keile Stewart, GSCO Volunteer Support Specialist

You can now register for “Packing for Impact” on November 21, 2015 at Children’s Hospital Colorado.  Girl Scouts are once again joining forces with  Project C.U.R.E.  for this annual event which helps deliver health and hope to children around the world!  Use this link to register:

https://secure3.4agoodcause.com/project-cure/register.aspx?eventid=32

In addition to filling “Kits for Kids,” girls will also learn more about the kids and countries around the world that they will be helping, earn the Girl Scout Global Action Award, and get a patch.

Kits for Kids

The “Kits for Kids” program provides personal hygiene and basic “medicine cabinet” items that are scarce in the developing world.  Project C.U.R.E. developed the “Kits for Kids” program to give families in developing countries the supplies they need to provide basic care at home. All levels of Girl Scouts are welcome to participate.

Please bring ALL of the following items to fill your kit:

  1. Acetaminophen OR Ibuprofen (Jr. strength tablets preferred)
  2. Box of Adhesive Bandages
  3. Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  4. 1% Hydrocortisone Cream
  5. Toothbrushes (min. 4)
  6. Hand sanitizer (travel-sized)
  7. Elastic Bandage
  8. Safety Pins
  9. Comb
  10. Facial Tissues (travel-sized)
  11. Blunt Scissors
  12. Tweezers
  13. Nail Clippers (no manicure sets please)

 

“Packing for Impact” is November 21

Submitted by Keile Stewart, GSCO Volunteer Support Specialist

On November 21, 2015, Girl Scouts will join  Project C.U.R.E. at Children’s Hospital Colorado for Packing for Impact, an event which helps deliver health and hope to children around the world!

In addition to filling “Kits for Kids,” girls will also learn more about the kids and countries around the world that they will be helping, earn the Girl Scout Global Action Award, and get a patch.

Kits for Kids

The “Kits for Kids” program provides personal hygiene and basic “medicine cabinet” items that are scarce in the developing world.  Project C.U.R.E. developed the “Kits for Kids” program to give families in developing countries the supplies they need to provide basic care at home. All levels of Girl Scouts are welcome to participate.

Please bring ALL of the following items to fill your kit:

  1. Acetaminophen OR Ibuprofen (Jr. strength tablets preferred)
  2. Box of Adhesive Bandages
  3. Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  4. 1% Hydrocortisone Cream
  5. Toothbrushes (min. 4)
  6. Hand sanitizer (travel-sized)
  7. Elastic Bandage
  8. Safety Pins
  9. Comb
  10. Facial Tissues (travel-sized)
  11. Blunt Scissors
  12. Tweezers
  13. Nail Clippers (no manicure sets please)

More details about this event will be available soon on the Girl Scouts of Colorado website in the Events Calendar.

 

Girl Scouts make a global difference

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On Saturday, Nov. 16, more than 300 Colorado Girl Scouts gathered at Children’s Hospital Colorado in Aurora to assemble medical kits for families in need in Guatemala.

Girl Scouts of Colorado partnered with Project C.U.R.E. on this event. All participants brought items, such as antibiotic ointment, bandages, lice shampoo, scissors and toothbrushes, for the Kits of Kids or Infant Cure Kits that they assembled at the event. The group assembled more than 600 kits, which will now travel with doctors and nurses from Children’s Hospital Colorado to Guatemala to fulfill local medical needs.

To help the Girl Scouts understand the medical needs and challenges facing families in Guatemala, participants also took part in some hands-on activities at the event, including learning more about water filtration and clean water, basic first aid, the importance of hand washing and proper nutrition. This event fulfilled the requirements for Girl Scouts to earn the Girl Scout Global Action Award. Each Girl Scout who completes the Global Action Award joins the international movement through the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts of 10 million girls who together are sowing the seeds of social change.

This event had been planned well in advance of the devastation in the Philippines due to Typhoon Haiyan. But the concepts taught to the Girl Scouts through this event helped them understand how they can be engaged and responsible global citizens. Girl Scouts is proud to help the United Nations to reach their Millennium Development Goals for reducing world poverty and making an impact on major world concerns.

For more information on Girl Scouts of Colorado, visit www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org. There is still time to sign up a girl in your life between K-12 grade to be a part of Girl Scouts and be part of the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program. Volunteers are also needed to serve as troop leaders and help out at events. Both men and women over the age of 18 who want to make a difference in the life of a girl are encouraged to get involved as a Girl Scout volunteer.

Article in YourHub/Denver Post Denver and Aurora

Aurora Channel 8 covered the event for their 11/19 newscast (see the 13 minute mark of the video below):

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First Ladies Luncheon and Project C.U.R.E

Submitted by Mary Harma
Denver

Troop 4145 organized a supply drive to help make first aid kits to send to underprivileged nations, through the Kits for Kids program run by Project C.U.R.E. The girls also attended the First Ladies Luncheon in Denver on Oct. 12th, where they met the First Lady of Mozambique as well as Jeannie Ritter, Senate Representative Nancy Todd, and the founder of Project C.U.R.E., Dr. James W. Jackson. The girls were inspired to continue their service work to help children around the world.

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