By Terry Dean
Through the generosity of family, friends, neighbors and co-workers, the second grade Brownie Troop at Lincoln Elementary School in Oak Park recently donated 99 boxes of Girl Scout cookies to Hephzibah Children’s Association.
Troop leaders Julie O’Shea and Stacey Evenson frequently talk with the girls about the importance of giving back to the community and helping others. The girls took this to heart and decided they would like to donate cookies to a local charity as part of the 2011 Girl Scout Cookie Sale. Before the sale began, the troop voted and chose Hephzibah as their charity for donated cookies.
One Brownie scout asked her mom to post a note on Facebook about the troop’s donation drive. That note resulted in 25 boxes of donated cookies. Another scout and her brother donated part of their allowance to buy cookies for Hephzibah. Many people were happy to learn that they could donate cookies if they did not want to purchase for themselves.
At a recent troop meeting, Hephzibah Director of Development Molly Philosophos spoke with the girls about Hephzibah and the children that live there. The troop then presented Molly with their 99 boxes of cookies.