2013-07-25 / News

North Woods accepts donation from troop


Representatives of Troop 5280 are shown with the blankets they made and donated to North Woods representatives Joyce Leckson RN CHPCN, Lynn MacGregor, Administrator and Marilyn Oas, Hospice Social Worker. The girls were accompanied by Troop Leader Rachel Leckson. The blankets were made as part of a community service badge project and will be used as part of the North Woods “We Honor Veterans” program. 
Courtesy photo Representatives of Troop 5280 are shown with the blankets they made and donated to North Woods representatives Joyce Leckson RN CHPCN, Lynn MacGregor, Administrator and Marilyn Oas, Hospice Social Worker. The girls were accompanied by Troop Leader Rachel Leckson. The blankets were made as part of a community service badge project and will be used as part of the North Woods “We Honor Veterans” program. Courtesy photo MANISTIQUE – North Woods Home Care and Hospice recently accepted a donation of eight patriotic handmade blankets from Girl Scout Troop 5280 from the Big Bay de Noc area. The blankets will be given to veteran hospice patients as part of North Woods’ “We Honor Veterans” program.

Troop Leaders Rachel Leckson and Sally Shiverdecker said the girls wanted to complete a project to earn community service badges.

“They wanted to do something that was fun and would help our veterans,” said Leckson. “Many of the Girl Scouts have family members who are Veterans or are currently serving on active duty. It was a project with meaning and the finished product gave them a sense of accomplishment and a smile knowing they will go to local people who have served their country in the Armed Forces.”

Caleb Varoni, a representative of North Woods, said they were “overwhelmed” by the donation.

“Troop 5280 used deeds instead of words to help our community,” he said. “They set a wonderful example for us all.

You can be sure we will pay it forward to our veterans, who have sacrificed so much and asked so little in return.”

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