Today is no ordinary Tuesday.
November 28, 2017 is #GivingTuesday, and we all have 24 hours to turn Tuesday into something extraordinary!
Need a reason to support a community service-driven organization? Girl Scouts of Middle Tennessee has 14,000 reasons to give today – our 14,000 Girl Scouts across Middle Tennessee!
Last year, more than 14,000 Girl Scouts spent their days doing extraordinary things and making their world a better place. Take a look at some of the work they’ve done:
Troop 535 helped pack 25,000 meals for the hungry in a local Rise Against Hunger Event.
Service Unit 127 from Putnam County hosted a book drive for Baxter Elementary School Library. Overall, the girls delivered 300 books to Baxter, 60 to Cornerstone and several more to the Putnam County Library.
Three Girl Scouts from Troop 510 spent more than 50 hours hand-sewing 100 goodie bags for patients at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. They then added toys, art supplies and play-doh to the bags. The bags were meant for the youngest patients at the hospital to brighten their days.
Every year, Williamson County Girl Scouts provide Thanksgiving Baskets in the United Way’s “Full Tummies Warm Hearts” Program. This year, Girl Scouts in Williamson County provided 123 baskets for families across the county. Service Unit 178 provided baskets for 48 families.
In addition to these stories, Girl Scouts spent their days working towards their highest awards, which provides short-term and long-term solutions for problems in their communities.
- 420 Girl Scout Juniors earned their Bronze Award
- 137 Girl Scout Cadettes earned their Silver Award
- 22 Girl Scout Seniors or Ambassadors earned their Gold Award
Girl Scouting provides the opportunity and positive space for girls to think big, strive for excellence and achieve that excellence in their community and in the world.