Girl Scouts make a difference in southeast Wisconsin in myriad ways. This holiday season, we're especially inspired by the story of Brownie Troop 3522: The troop's 26 members donated their 2012 cookie money to the Aurora Cancer Center in Grafton, inspired by their troop leader who is a cancer survivor.
From the Aurora Healthcare Foundation blog:
The 26 members of Brownie Troop 3522 decided to donate their 2012 cookie money to the cancer program in honor of their troop leader, Moria Leonhardt.
“I was surprised and honored the girls wanted to do this,” said Leonhardt, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2012. Today, she is cancer-free and was one of the chaperones for the girls during their visit. The girls presented a check for $1,000 to Dr. Maul to support the cancer program.
The girls also donated original artwork to the cancer center's art therapy program. You can read the full blog post about Troop 3522 here
We're proud to share this story about one of our GSWISE troops, and we'd love to hear from you: How do the Girl Scouts in your troop, family or community give back at the holidays and throughout the year? How will you give back in 2014?
Tell us in the comments, or email Social Media Manager Lauren Sieben at firstname.lastname@example.org
to share your story.
For more inspiration, check out the United Way of Greater Milwaukee's 101 Ways Kids & Adults Can Show They Care.