Girl Scouts help with wigs for youth

Submitted Photo Robyn Banach, Gillian Reed and Haileigh Pawlak organized the project and delivered it.

Several years ago Robyn Banach’s grandmother got very sick with cancer.

After her grandmother died she decided she wanted to do something to help those that suffer with this horrible disease. The more she thought about it she knew she wanted to do something for children.

The first decision was to to cut her hair off and donate it to Wigs for Kids. The title says it all; they make wigs for children that lose their hair from cancer treatments and other diseases.

Next Robyn got her Girl Scout troop involved. Everybody knows someone that has been affected by cancer. The girls purchased and collected snacks of cookies, crackers, fruit snacks, juice boxes, apple sauce and such and donated it to the snack cupboard in the pediatric wing at Roswell Hospital. This has been an ongoing project for several years. The girls try to keep the snack cupboard well stocked for the children having treatments.

The girls added to the project by making lap blankets and comfort kits.The blankets are soft fleece with cheerful prints.The blanket project was a troop effort. All the girls made several blankets throughout the year. The kits are little bags that the girls fill with chap stick, lollipops, lifesavers, stuffed animals and treats.

The girls also donated five cases of Girl Scout Cookies from their troop along with 40 bottles of assorted juices that were donated by a very generous man in the community. We also had a nice donation of stuffed animals that we passed along to the patients as well.

The girls held a car wash at Walmart last weekend. The group had a box for donations for Roswell Pediatrics. We are looking for crayons, colored pencils, markers and coloring books.