Friday, December 2, 2011

Virginia Girl Scouts Launching Blanket Drive

In Virginia, the SU-517 Blog reports that in honor of the Girl Scouts’ 100th anniversary in 2012, troops from Service Unit 51-7 will be launching the “Spread the Warmth: Girl Scout 100 Blanket Drive” in support of Reston Interfaith’s Embry Rucker Shelter.

Girls already have begun collecting blankets and linens from family and friends, and will be bringing the donations to a December 12 event where a representative of Reston Interfaith will present information on other volunteer opportunities that the girls can participate in during the holidays and beyond.

Also at the event, the girls will be creating collection bags donated by Trader Joe’s in Reston. The bags will be used for neighborhood door-to-door collections for additional donations.