January 27, 2010

Project spotlight: Laura's Home

Jason, our stalwart online community coordinator, alerted me to this awesome new project. A Girl Scout troop in Cleveland is aiming to build a basketball court and play area at Laura's Home, a shelter for homeless women and children.

Here's how the group leader describes the project:

Laura's Home Women's Crisis Center serves women and children who are homeless or facing other crises. We are a bridge to the local church and community by providing safety, security and stability to some of the most vulnerable in our society. Last year, Laura’s Home provided 54,436 meals and 32,248 nights of shelter to 707 women and 434 children in crisis. We helped 138 women and 108 children as they worked through our 6 month long-term program. Won't you help us give them a place to play?

The troop is seeking to attain the Silver Award, the highest award available to girls age 11-14 in the Girl Scouts. How awesome is that?

The project has a budget of $30,000 and they've already raised $1,000. Learn more about the project and how you can get involved!

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