Here's how we're taking action in our community:
We have a first grade girl scout troop that participated in our school’s (Arroyo Elementary) Ripple Fair. We made and sold lip glosses and necklace kits. We also sold popsicles. We raised a total $100. We donated our proceeds to the Max Love Project .
About the organization we chose to fundraise for:
MaxLove Project is an innovative nonprofit organization that advocates for the integration of evidence-based quality of life care and integrative medicine into standard pediatric cancer care. We do this through our support of pioneering cancer research, family-centered programs, easy-to-understand health education, and support for complementary and preventive therapies in healthcare settings. Each of these initiatives aims to improve quality of life and lower health risks for childhood cancer patients, survivors, and their families.
The girls in our girl scout troop that participated are: Allison Kirchart, Iris Kirchart, Sienna Bailey, Lauren Arcari, Hanna Girgis, Sophia Batarse, Abigail Roberson, Quinn Holtz, Scarlett Graham, Scarlett Dorna, Ell Shitanishi, Emerysn Antonious, Noel Neujahr, Charlottle Gouvion, Samantha Sawras and Esha Sinha
Here's how we got the idea:
At our girl scout meeting we brainstormed ideas of what we wanted to make and sell. We thought of making lip glosses and necklace kits.
These are the steps we took:
During one of our girl scout meetings we made our own lip gloss and put it into the containers. Then we made necklace kits. Then we made signs to put up at our booth at the ripple fair. The signs said what we were selling and that the money we raised was going to be donated to the Max Love Project. The first day of the event we sold lip glosses and necklace kits and the second day or the ripple fair we decided to sell popsicle because we knew it was going to be hot.
At our next meeting we are going to make nice notes that will go in the Be Super & Thrive welcome kits that are sent to families facing childhood cancer.
Here are some of the results:
We sold 60 popsicles, 77 lip glosses and 9 necklace kits. We raised a total of $100. We raised a total of $81 at the Arroyo Elementary Ripple Fair. And we decided to donate some of our money we earned from selling girl scout cookies this year.
One of the coolest things that happened during my project was:
Some of the girls were inspired to do other things to raise money for the organization we donated to and other organizations. One girl decided to do a lemonade stand and she wanted her proceeds to go to the Max Love Project.
One of the most important things I learned was:
We learned that we can make things to raise money for organizations that can help others. We also learned that if we work together we can help make the world a better place.