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Caring for Cancer Patients

Posted by:   Paula on Dec 16, 2013
Town:         Naugatuck
Troop:        64555

What issue did your Take Action project address?
Our Take Action project addressed providing empathy and support for patients who are going through cancer treatment.

What was your Take Action Project? Who did you involve in your project?
Our project involved the girls learning to knit hats and teaching classmates and another troop the skill to help in making hats. The troop took up a blanket collection among friends and family. Most importantly, they spent time with the other troop and their classmates talking about the folks they wanted to help and why their support was so important.

What were the results? How did it affect the community?
The girls were able to collect 44 blankets and knit 12 hats which they donated to the Harold Leever Cancer Center so that they social worker could give them to any patients in need. The coordinator at the Center shared with the girls how they patients were positively affected by their thoughtful gift.

What did you learn from the experience?
We learned a lot about setting goals and sticking with a project. We also learned how much people are willing to help with a worthy cause. The girls learned how wonderful it feels to accomplish your goal and make a difference to people in need.

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