Submitted by Tiffany Baker, Co-Leader of Girl Scout Troops 59 & 1226
Looking for a messy and fun service project to help the homeless? Consider The Denver Peanut Butter Plan! This organization meets once a month to make as many peanut butter sandwiches as they can. Young kids can help make the sandwiches for 2 hours in the morning. Adult volunteers distribute the sandwiches in the afternoon.
Our Brownie Girl Scouts chose to work on a Lunches with Love service project this October. They learned how to work on an assembly line team and that kids can chip in too to help feed others in need.
Each Peanut Butter Plan participant is asked to donate one jar of peanut butter and one jar of jelly, plus 2 or more loaves of bread. This organization can also use sandwich size Ziploc baggies. Volunteers are welcome to stay for the fun or just drop off donations. Other donation ideas to consider would be toiletry kits (deodorant, tooth brushes, etc.), first aid kits or Adult Size t-shirts. These items are welcome for distribution, anytime!
These troops have a goal of completing one or two service projects a month during the school year. Next up: Collecting classroom school supplies for their teachers’ wish lists.