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Thank healthcare heroes virtually

Submitted by Jennifer Emerson

Metro Denver


I am Girl Scout leader and troop cookie manager in the Dandelion Service Unit. Kareen Shapiro, whose daughter is my troop, and I co-founded Raising Kindness Colorado. Our mission is to empower children and families to do good in their community. We held community volunteering events prior to COVID-19. We have had multiple Girl Scout troops attend our community events. Currently, we have gone virtual, and we started a new “event” called Share Art. Spread Joy. to collect art thanking healthcare heroes and soon will be collecting art for retirement homes. We have collected more than 60 submissions for healthcare heroes and have had a few Girl Scout troops participate. We have been reaching out to hospitals and retirement communities to share online children’s hard work. We have Raising Kindness fun patches available for $3. It easy to participate! Girls can use whatever supplies they have in their own homes to create art or write a thank you.

For those interested in ordering patches, please contact Jenny Emerson at

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.



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