Girl Scouts Spread Sweetness to Children’s Hospital Central California

sweeteats_1_EditedTroop 2385 of Fresno County gives us a glimpse into the different things Girl Scouts do with their cookie funds!

With money they set aside from cookie sales, the 15 girls of Troop 2385 purchased and donated food and drinks to the Sweet Eats Program of Children’s Hospital Central California.

If you’ve never heard of the Sweet Eats Program, it is a program that provides families of patients staying in the Craycroft Unit of Children’s Hospital with free and easy access to food. The Sweet Eats Program invites and welcomes donations from the community to stock a kitchen in the oncology unit as a way to support parents and families and keep them close to their children as they undergo treatment.

When the girls first heard of this program, they decided they want to help. Collectively, they allocated $500 from their cookie sales with the intention to buy and donate to the program. This past Thursday, their plans became reality!

Fotor0616100050The girls wheeled in wagons filled with $400 worth of selected food, drinks, and snacks and made their donation. In addition to their mission, the girls also took an exciting tour of the Guide Hall of Fame as well as the hospital classroom and playroom.

But it doesn’t stop there! The girls took it a step further and decided to write pen pal notes to some of the children staying in the hospital.

Troop 2385 prove to us that sweetness is a gesture that can be spread through many means, and that is exactly what they did!

Picture on the right: Fridge before and after Troop 2385’s donations

-Written by Communications Intern, Linda Vang

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