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Girl Scouts’ Project Benefits Hospice Residence

Three New City Girl Scouts received the Silver Award for helping hospice patients.

L to R: Jaclyn Killian, Jaclyn Hughes and Julia Fahey. Photo Courtesy of Marianne Brehl of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.
L to R: Jaclyn Killian, Jaclyn Hughes and Julia Fahey. Photo Courtesy of Marianne Brehl of Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson.

Three Girl Scouts from Troop 40699 in New City earned the Silver Award for their work on the community project, “Warming Hearts of Rockland.” They helped spread the word about the project, which provides useful items for chemotherapy and hospice patients. Julia Fahey, Jaclyn Hughes and Jaclyn Killian, who are members of the Little Tor/Woodglen elementary schools’ Service Unit, presented information about the community program to other Girl Scout troops, held a food drive, collected donations and assembled bags for distribution.

“Warming Hearts of Rockland” supports two specific groups. People starting chemotherapy treatment receive bags with throw blankets, reusable water bottles, pads, pens, hand sanitizer and tissues. “Cradles of Kindness” provides items such as non-perishable snack packs, single-use toothbrushes and lip balm for the families, visitors and patients at United Hospice of Rockland’s Joe Raso Hospice Residence in New City.

For more information about Warming Hearts of Rockland, contact warminghearts@rockland.ny.org. United Hospice provides care, comfort and improved quality of life to individuals affected by serious illness and offers compassionate support to families and members of the community.

Rockland County Legislator Ed Day December 18, 2013 at 07:31 AM
Special young ladies engaged in wonderful work within our community. Thank you!
Jane Zanlunghi December 18, 2013 at 12:45 PM
Great job girls. Your vests look great!

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