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Silver Award Project: Blessing Bags For cancer patients

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Submitted by Kaylin

Region 6 – Metro Denver

Arvada

For my Girl Scout Silver Award Project, I made Blessing Bags for cancer patients at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in downtown Denver. The people receiving these bags were people who were undergoing chemo treatment at the center.

My grandma got chemo treatment there and I remembered that she got a bag like this one time and she was so happy with it and it made her day. I wanted even more people to experience that light in their day also. I got the help from my community by getting donations to help make the blessing bags. I made 125 bags from the donations and delivered them on August 4, 2016. I was not able to deliver them directly to the patients, but I left them in the hands of Kelly, who is the office coordinator, and she was going to pass out 25 bags a day for a week.

I learned that by the help of many different people we can make 125 people smile in their time of darkness. I think the impact that my project had on my community is that I could make those people’s day and do it while earning my Silver Award. I am hoping that someone from the families of the people who got them would think about maybe doing the same thing that I did by making these bags. I learned that no matter how old you are that you can bring a group of people together to make something great happen.

Overall, this was an amazing project that I am very proud of. I will forever remember it and I’m very pleased that I could do this project. I think that I honored the Girl Scout Law by helping people at all times and helping them smile and have a good day. 

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