Oradell Girl Scouts Working toward Girl Scout Silver Award
By Mel Fabrikant Monday, October 14, 2013, 07:55 PM EDT
For this project specifically, Anna and Faith collected non-perishable items from shoppers at the Whole Foods Market at the Bergen Town Center in Paramus for two Sundays. At the collection table, which the girls outfitted with Habitat Bergen signage and flyers, they informed patrons that the donations would go to Habitat Bergen families. The girls provided each patron with a shopping list of acceptable items to be donated including non-perishable foods, paper products and cleaning supplies. Over the course of two Sundays, the girls collected over one hundred bags of donations.
Habitat Bergen’s Executive Director, Jacey Raimondo, was thrilled by the amount of donations that the girls collected. “Anna and Faith have surpassed our expectations with the amount of food and supplies they have collected. The Habitat Bergen families will be so happy to see that this is all for them,” said Jacey.
Both girl scouts agreed that they enjoyed their volunteering experience. “Seeing the joy on the faces of the new homeowners was so exciting,” said Anna Epstein. Faith Sahagian added, “It was the best part of the whole experience.”
The donations that Faith and Anna collected were presented to the Habitat Bergen families at the Oradell Home Dedications, which took place on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in Oradell, New Jersey.
For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County or the Oradell Home Dedications, contact Nicole Murray at email@example.com , or call 201.457.1020.
About Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County
The goal of Habitat Bergen is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by working in partnership with people in need. Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat Bergen builds or rehabilitates simple, decent houses and sells them to low-income families at cost, but with no interest added. Habitat Bergen is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion, or socioeconomic status. That partnership begins with the homeowner families (partner families). Habitat Bergen is not a giveaway program, but a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels. They help with the construction of their own home, as well as the houses of their neighbors.