Girl Scout Troop 7290 from Arbor Vitae and Woodruff recently made a generous donation to Howard Young Medical Center pediatric patients. The items donated include blankets, baby caps, coloring books, crayons, pencils, water colors, crafts and crossword puzzels.
For a child, a visit to the hospital can be a traumatic event. “I know how scared children are when they’re admitted to the hospital,” said Sheila Clough, President, Ministry Howard Young Health Care. “We really appreciate the gifts and know it will put smiles on the faces of our pediatric patients.”
The girls attend Arbor Vitae-Woodruff School and started the project last year. They put boxes in each fifth grade classroom and their fellow students graciously donated the items. Troop 7290 also raised $250 by hosting a bake sale and selling root beer floats.
“It means a great deal to the girls to do this for the children in the hospital,” said troop leader Sue Teichmiller. “Some of them have been in the hospital and know how scary it can be for a child.”
Fellow troop leader Darcy McEnroe reiterated the thought. “The girls worked very hard to collect the items for the children,” she stated. “They take great pride in knowing they may have helped brighten a child’s day with the donations.”
Trigs in Minocqua generously donated the cake mixes for the bake sale. Troop 7290 split the money raised between Howard Young Medical Center and the Lakeland Food Pantry.
Front Row left to right:
Daria Busakowski, Madison Jakubeck, Katelyn Berger, Celeste' Teichmiller, Madeline Nelson, Madeline McEnroe, Karianne Fisher, Taryn Toijala and Breanna Duhr, Back Row Left to Right Linda Berger, Sheila Clough, Darcy McEnroe, Deb Karow, and Sue Teichmiller.
Girls not present who helped make this happen: Crystal Balocca, Nicole Harris, Erica Intrepidi, Emily Maurice, Shelby Theis and Tessa Tormoen.