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Little Acts Can Mean A Lot

The members of Girl Scout Cadet Troop #108 are some of the youngest of the YWCA's donors.  Last year, the girls set their sights on their Silver Award, which is the culmination of a major community service project. 

The Silver Award is all about improving the lives of others so the Troop decided their project would help the women and girls of the YWCA. 

The girls made a list of possible projects and set about planning how they would tackle each one.  First they sewed dozens of brightly colored fleece scarves, which they distributed to the women taking part in the YWCA's Housing Programs over the holidays.  Last spring, they weeded each of the flowerbeds around the building and planted scores of bright new flowers,  And last summer, they organized a book fair at Barnes & Noble Booksellers in Pittsford, encouraging shoppers to donate books to be given to the children of the YWCA, resulting in boxes of books donated.  A portion of the day's sales benefited the agency, raising over $300.

For the women of the YWCA, each of these heartfelt gifts were a wonderful reminder that even small acts can mean a lot.

If you would like to become involved or for more information on current opportunities listed below, please contact Ruth Kramer, Volunteer Coordinator, at (585) 368-2265 or rkramer@ywcarochester.org.