Girl Scout Troup 7573 members are pictured with their Safe Home donation of non-perishables and hand-tied blankets (from left) Ashelyn, Rachel, Josie, Teagan, Dylan, Quin, Finley, Nevaeh, Clare and Emma.
As part of earning their philanthropist badge, members from local Girl Scout Troup 7573 donated non-perishables to the Safe Home Harvest Food and Supply Drive. Scouts earn the badge by helping provide what people need. They also made and donated cut and tie blankets to help warm and comfort families utilizing Safe Home services.
Troop members donated the items to Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan’s Safe Home because they are familiar with the local nonprofit’s supportive services for women and children. According to Troop leaders, the Girl Scouts enjoyed their philanthropic activities, especially making the blankets.
The Safe Home offers security and support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Last year, women and their family members seeking refuge from domestic abuse were provided with 1,630 nights of shelter, more than 4,890 meals and all their daily needs at no cost. Donations and financial contributions help offset Safe Home food and supply costs that average $25,000 annually. Donations to the Safe Home also make a positive impact in the lives of survivors in Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego counties.
To learn more about Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan programs and services, call the 24-Hour Help and Information Line at (231) 347-0082, (800) 275-1995, or visit wrcnm.org.