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Loomis Girl Scouts Donate Bookshelf, Books to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital | 0 comments

Auburn, Calif. – Three Loomis Girl Scouts earned their Bronze Award recently by building a bookshelf stocked with books for Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital.

Girl Scouts from 49er Service Unit Troop 1054 proudly display the bookshelf and books they donated to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital as part of their Bronze Award project.

Girl Scouts from 49er Service Unit Troop 1054 proudly display the bookshelf and books they donated to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital as part of their Bronze Award project.

The girls – who were Junior Girl Scouts at the time of completion of their project – donated the books and bookshelf to the ambulatory services unit at the hospital to give children something to do while waiting for a loved one or waiting for their own procedure.

“Our staff is very excited about being able to give each pediatric patient a book,” said Judy Chavez, nurse manager, surgical services, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital. “We are letting each child pick out the book they want and they can take it home with them.”

Mia Cohen, Violet Ardoin and Evelyn Stacy spent 20 hours en route to earning their Bronze Award, the highest award a Girl Scout Junior can earn. In addition to time spent building the bookshelf, the girls held a book drive at their local school and wrote letters to local businesses asking for donations to purchase new books for the shelf. They used funds from their Girl Scout cookie sales to purchase the shelf from IKEA.

“The girls wanted to make a difference and have an impact on other children,” said Girl Scout Troop 1054 Co-Leader Cathy Cohen. “They found a need and discovered the opportunity to make childrens’ lives better.”

Research has shown that reading books in the hospital can reduce stress for patients of all ages. The girls brainstormed ways they could help with that cause and came up with the idea for the bookshelf.

As part of the sustainability part of the project, the girls plan to check on the shelf frequently and restock it with more books if needed.

 

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital | 0 comments