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Girl Scout Silver Award Team to Host 'Bingo for Bikes' at Saint Helen's Church in Westfield

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Elizabeth Bielen, Sophie Tananbaum and Caroline Bielen, the Girl Scout Silver Award team running “Bingo for Bikes” at Saint Helen’s Church on Friday, June 3rd.
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Elizabeth and Caroline Bielen and Sophie Tananbaum of Westfield are seventh grade students at Edison Intermediate School. They have known each other for seven years and have been part of the Westfield Girl Scout community for seven years as well. In early 2016, the trio started to work on their Girl Scout Silver Award Project.

The Silver Award Project Girl Scout Silver Award is the highest award a Girl Scout Cadette can earn and gives Girl Scouts the opportunity to do big things and make the community better in the process.

“All of us are very passionate about pediatric cancer and helping kids get a full childhood experience.” said the team. “For our Silver Award project, we have decided to help kids have a fun summer, out of the hospital, where they can participate in many exciting activities and make friends.”

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The team has partnered with Sister Pat's Kid’s Camp, an outreach ministry of St. Helen’s Church in Westfield, NJ that provides a weeklong camping program for children afflicted with cancer and other related blood disorders. The camp is open to children between the ages of six and fourteen, of all races and religious affiliations, and is completely free to all campers.

Elizabeth, Caroline and Sophie reached out to the Sister Pat’s camp. The camp directors expressed their need for new bicycles. The current bicycles are older and not in the best condition which limit the amount of kids that can use the bikes during camp.

The goal of our project is to be able to raise funds to purchase bicycles and helmets for the kids attending Sister Pat’s Kids Camp and design a bicycle safety program that campers can follow for many years to come.

Over the past few months, the team has been planning and will host a Family Bingo Night, “Bingo for Bikes” at Saint Helen’s Parish Center gymnasium on Friday, June 3, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. All the money raised would be used to purchase bicycles and helmets. The bicycles will be presented to the campers at the annual carnival in late July. The team is also running a bicycle safety booth to teach the children how to properly ride the bikes and use the helmets.

A full evening of bingo games with prizes donated by local community stores, restaurants and individuals. We kindly ask for any donation toward prizes. If you would like to donate a prize which can include gift cards, toys/games or services or have questions about the evening, please contact Helen Bielen at helen@bielen.net.

Everyone in the community is welcome to attend “Bingo for Bikes." Pre-registration is appreciated. Registration forms can be dropped off at Saint Helen’s Parish Center at 1600 Rahway Avenue in Westfield.

Both Family Registration and sponsorship forms are available for download on the Saint Helen’s website: http://www.sainthelen.org/index.php/outreach/sister-pats-cancer-camp

For more information about Sister Pat’s Camp, visit http://www.sisterpatskidscamp.org/

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