It’s that time of year again when Girl Scout troops all across the country make their way to shopping centers and door-to-door selling their famous Girl Scout cookies.
This year, a local troop from the Tri-Cities area is not only selling cookies during their spare time, they’re throwing a baby shower, the very first of it’s kind in Northern California, for local military families. Great service project, right?
HAMO will be donating what we can to this effort, but even with this the troop is running short on diapers and a few other essential items.
Here’s a letter from Troop 32271:
For our project, we have partnered with a non-profit organization
called Operation Showers of Appreciation. They host baby showers for
military families in need. Their main goal is to provide a car seat and
essential baby items for lower ranking and deployed military families
from all branches.
On March 5th, our troop will be hosting a baby shower for 11 of these
military families who are located in Northern California.
All donations to Operation Showers of Appreciation “OSOA” through
our Girl Scout Troop are tax deductible. OSOA is a non-profit 501(c)
(3), public charity, under IRS regulations (Tax ID#: 26-2419938).
Help a Girl Scout Out (and a Mother too…)
Donate In Person before Saturday March 5th
Fremont Fire Station #9
39609 Stevenson Place
Fremont, CA 94539
Note: Per the troop, you can ring the front door to donate items. If the team is on a service call, you can leave items at the front door.
Items the troop is still trying to collect before Saturday March 5th:
- Disposable diapers (sizes 1-3 especially)
- Baby wipes
- New cloth diapers
- Target & Babies R Us gift cards to purchase essential baby items
For questions or additional information, please contact Girl Scout Troop Leader, Adriana Cole, at (619) 944-0982.
And Check out Operation Shower too!