Local Girl Scouts honor veterans by donating blankets with patriotic themes

Posted 13 July 2016 at 12:00 am
Albion Girl Scouts

Provided photo Girl Scouts in Albion are pictured with one of the blankets they donated to Hospice of Orleans for local veterans. The Scouts include, front row, from left: Mallory Holt and Julianna Newbould. Middle row: Julia Fuller, Autumn Flugel, Kendall Newbould, Riannon Newbould, and Abrielle Shuler. Back row: Isabel Penafiel, Sarah Mathes, and Molly Wadhams.

Press Release, Hospice of Orleans

ALBION – As part of the “We Honor Veterans” campaign, Hospice of Orleans reached out to facilitate gifts and several troop leaders and girls from the Cobblestone Service Unit of the Girl Scouts committed their time and energy. They were able to complete several heart-warming blankets for veterans. Troop Leader Von Newbould shared that the designs on the blankets were carefully chosen.

A few of the girls had a grandfather that received Hospice care and the girls used to call him Super Man. So, it only made sense for them to choose a superhero pattern for one of the blankets.

Some reflected that the highlights of this project were learning how to make the blankets and then being able to do it all by themselves and meeting a few times at Burger King as a group to spread out. One of the girls even made blankets in the car.

By joining an awareness campaign called We Honor Veterans, Hospice of Orleans recognizes that a vast majority of veterans may not be aware of the services and benefits that may be available to them at the end of life and aims to provide quality care while honoring veterans’ preferences.

In speaking to the girls that participated in this project, it was clear that their understanding of service did not echo a theme of self-sacrifice. Rather, they felt enthusiasm and joy to be able to help. The staff at Hospice extends a heartfelt thank you to all that participated in this service project and knows that each veteran that receives a blanket will feel the care that went into making them.