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Girl Scout trio working to raise $5,000 to assist Lakeshore Humane Society

Girl Scouts in Silver Creek receive honors before the pandemic. Three are hoping to raise $5,000 to benefit cats at a Dunkirk shelter.

Three 14-year old Girl Scouts, members of Troop 20069, have been pursuing their Silver Award, the highest honor a Cadette Girl Scout can achieve.

Cadettes are girls who are in sixth, seventh, or eighth grade. They work hard together to tackle a problem and figure out how to solve it, this time for the entire community.

When Girl Scouts focus on an issue they care about, learn the facts, and take action to make a difference, they gain the confidence and skills that will catapult them to lifelong success. It all adds up to the Girl Scout Silver Award.

The team, composed of Elizabeth Ball, Karli Deet, and Nora Pantano, have been working hard to raise $5,000 for their Silver Award project. Their goal is to purchase a Feral Cat Kennel that will aid the Lakeshore Humane Society with their catch and release neutering program, and the re-homing of cats and kittens.

This type of kennel is essential to ensure the safety of the pets and Humane Society volunteers. This kennel will help the Humane Society with their goal to reduce the number of feral cats through their catch/spay, neuter program. The kennel will house cats during their stay at the Lake Shore Humane Society.

So far, the girls have hosted numerous fundraisers before COVID such as a pancake breakfast at Applebee’s; a craft show; bake sale; candy bar sale; popcorn and hot cocoa sale; basket raffle, & Boo- Baskets, raising around $3,000. They now have approximately $2,000 more to raise to achieve their goal of purchasing and paying shipping costs for the Feral Cat Kennel. The pandemic is definitely creating difficulties in holding large fundraising events; thus, they are appealing directly to the public to help them. Those willing to help can send a check to GSWNY Troop 20069 Silver Award c/o C. McKenna, 16 Adams Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136. GSWNY is a registered 501(c)3 organization.

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