NEWTON, NJ—Newton Girl Scout Troop 4224 is on a journey working towards their Gold award this year and is asking the community for assistance.

Five Newton High School students Aisling Gill, Reese Smith, Amanda Cleary, Sydney Cotter and Meghan Carr have been meeting remotely during the pandemic under the leadership of Lynn Cleary and Meghan Gill.

The group has prepared for Girl Scouts highest award by first completing the “Mission: Sisterhood!” leadership journey part of the “It’s Your Story, Tell It!” leadership curriculum.

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This curriculum gives girls guidance on how to “widen their networks and ignite the energy of sisterhood to create real change in the world,” according to Girl Scouts literature.

Using the resources of this curriculum, the girls came to the conclusion such as Birth Haven is especially important during the health crisis.

As part of their project the girls have begun gathering essentials for Birth Haven clients.  They will be continuing to collect items at least through the end of the month.

Some items being collected for new moms include, gift cards, sanitary napkins, twin size bedding including comforters, laundry baskets, body wash, lotion, soap and shampoo, along with conditioner, shaving cream, self-care items, notepads, journals and pens.

Other essentials being collected include liquid hand soap, cleaning supplies, paper towels, Scott toilet paper, kitchen garbage bags and regular trash bags.

Items can be dropped off at 7 Kory Road through January 31, 2021.

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