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Raising awareness of foster kids’ needs earns Silver

Submitted by Destyny Bartel Aurora

For our Silver Award, my troop spent the last two years or so spreading awareness about foster kids. A lot of kids are given five minutes to pack what they can and leave their home forever. They often forget something, so my troop has been working to create go-bags for these kids. They contain toothbrushes, toothpaste, crayons, coloring books, tissues,stuffed animals, and of course, Girl Scout cookies. We also did drives for school supplies( especially backpacks) and books. I then built a bookshelf. We have also put flyers up in local businesses to spread awareness about foster kids and their needs.

This is really important to me because my family had considered adopting and the other girl in my troop has two foster sisters. I also have a couple friends who have been through the system. Also, they aren’t as known as a lot of other charities, so they rarely get donations. I really feel like I am making a difference and impacting my community. We really hope these items help bring comfort to children as they’re finding their way in the foster care system.

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