Girl Scouts, Panthers Let’s Eat team for Easter drive

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The Point Boro First Aid Squad is seeking volunteers to support its mission. [DANIELLA HEMINGHAUS]

POINT PLEASANT — The Point Pleasant Girls Scouts are teaming up with Panthers Let’s Eat to provide 52 families in the local community with Easter basket supplies.

“Girl scouting builds girls with courage, confidence and character to make the world a better place and community service has always been at the forefront of the Point Pleasant Girl Scouts initiative but with the recent restrictions imposed upon the girls with regard to the pandemic it has kind of stifled community service efforts,” local leader Karen Damerau told The Ocean Star.

“The girls have not been permitted to be as hands on as they would like to be with community service … but we have always wanted to hold an Easter basket drive, we have a holiday basket drive every December, so I figured this year that given there is a greater need for a helping hand than ever before this is the year to finally do it.”

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Donations are needed for 150 Easter baskets for children ages 2 to 17. Donations will be collected at The Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. 708 Route 88, Thursday, March 25 from 4 to 5 p.m. Donations will then be sorted and dropped off to families on Friday, March 26 so each parent and guardian can then assemble the Easter baskets for their own children.

Suggested items include candy, plastic eggs filled with wrapped candy, coloring books, crayons/markers/colored pencils, sidewalk chalk, jump ropes, games, bubbles, beach toys, bath toys, craft kits, bath and body products, nail polish, gift cards for the older kids.

Volunteers are also being sought to help sort and bag items as well as to drop off bags to families. Those interested can contact Ms. Damerau at kdamerau@yahoo.com.

“With the support from our Point Pleasant community and the Girl Scout community in general hopefully we can get … back into the groove of being able to do community service. Even though the girl’s efforts will be minimal it will make a huge impact and that is our goal,” Ms. Damerau said.

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