Bay Brownie troop collecting used stuffed animals for kids in need

Girl Scout Brownies, from left, Lauren McCarty, Claire Lindway, Sydney LaMotte, Jennie Koomar, Chaeli Ziebarth and Norah Hamil make their presentation before Bay Village City Council on March 25. Not pictured: Summer Reid, Alison Hartzell, Allison Reitz and Emily Martin.

Girl Scout Brownie Troop 70278 would like to announce our Stuffed Animals For Emergencies donation drive. We will be collecting used stuffed animals, cleaning them up and delivering them to Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services.  

Children in crisis situations receive these stuffed animals when they come into the center for visitations or to receive services and the toys provide warmth and security. They get to keep the stuffed animals too, which is very special during a difficult time in their lives. We take some of our toys for granted and we just thought all kids should have their own lovable bear to make them feel better.

Collection boxes will be located at Bay Village City Hall, Police Department, Bay High School, Glenview and Westerly from March 30 through April 13. Donations of Febreze, Lysol, ribbon, brushes and combs are also appreciated for refreshing the stuffed animals. 

Spring cleaning?! Please consider donating your stuffed animals!

Kristy Reid

Young Life leader. Girl Scout leader. Mom.

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Volume 5, Issue 7, Posted 11:10 AM, 04.02.2013