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Food for Femal Veterans

Posted by:   Yle on Sep 30, 2013
Town:         Bridgeport
Troop:        30043

What issue did your Take Action project address?
We wanted to address the needs of returning female veterans.

What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
Our troop opted to raise money to buy necessities for the female veterans in Bridgeport, Connecticut with our cookie money. We decided that $500 was a good level to strive for. Based on the price of each box which is $4.00, we found out everyone needed to sell 80 boxes more or less. The whole troop participated. Our troop leader Miss Debbie bought all of the items we delivered with the money we raised. When we went to deliver the cookies there were so many of us (Cianela, Aviance, Tsimani, Samantha, Maya, Toli, Ella, Addie, Ja'Niya, Tiffany, Tashyana) and all of our leaders!

What were the results? How did it affect the community?
We made our goal and raised more than we expected. The veterans were really happy to see us and they took a lot of pictures with us all of the food and supplies we brought them. Then they answered a lot of our questions about what it was like to serve in the military.

What did you learn from the experience?
On my account, I sold over 1,700 boxes by having 3 cookie booths alone with a parent. I sold cookies all around New York and Connecticut, and I sold in my school. I also sold cookies at a parade in the snow. It was a great experience. I met a Girl Guide from New Zealand and she bought cookies from me and took a picture for her friends back home. I learned it is possible to do everything I want if I try hard enough. It also helps to have my mom in my corner.

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