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January 10, 2013

Troop 4023

Girl Scout Troop 4023 of Sacramento’s St. Mary’s Parish School chose Sacramento Food Bank & Family Services (SFBFS) as a recipient of their efforts to earn merit badges in Philanthropy. The third graders, ages 8 and 9, volunteered to create and write homemade Christmas cards for the nearly 30 seniors in SFBFS’ Senior program. On a stormy November night, they handcrafted each card and addressed them to the individual seniors from a list provided by the Senior Program Manager

Troop 4023 is all smiles after handcrafting Christmas cards for SFBFS' Senior Program

In addition to creating these Christmas cards they also collected gently used clothing and coats and delivered them to SFBFS to be distributed to families who need help, especially during the cold winter months.

Angela Yanez, one of the Troop’s adult leaders, thanked SFBFS for giving the girls a chance to give back to their community and help those less fortunate. "It was a valuable opportunity for these future leaders to engage in meaningful social service."

We thank them for their generous contributions and hope they will partner with us in other volunteer activities.  

Submitted by Marshall Graves, SFBFS Volunteer

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