Charity Begins At Home

Posted by | January 30, 2014 | News | 6 Comments

Carol and her 8-year-old daughter, Kaitlyn, recently visited a church where a baby-bottle campaign was in full swing.  Kaitlyn was inspired by the efforts she witnessed and thought her Girl Scout troop could do a baby-bottle campaign for the babies of Good Counsel.   Carol got in touch with JoAnn Dinoia, Program Development Specialist, and shared Kaitlyn’s plan.  JoAnn met with the troop of almost 20 second graders from Cinnaminson and their parents, where she talked about the work of Good Counsel and shared pictures of some of the moms and babies we help.  The Girl Scouts were very enthusiastic and eager to start their fundraising campaign.

The Troop’s Baby Bottle Campaign for Good Counsel Homes was a success, raising over $200!  We are so grateful for Kaitlyn and her entire Girl Scout Troop for their hard work and compassion.  We are also grateful for Kaitlyn’s mom, Carol, who obviously has instilled in her daughter genuine empathy and love for her neighbors.  We have a feeling this baby bottle campaign is just the beginning of what Kaitlyn will do in her lifetime.

There are many ways to help Good Counsel.  Donations are always needed and appreciated.  Your financial support helps us to provide a new life to the women we serve through the love, care, and Life Skills training provided while she is a part of the Good Counsel family. Volunteering with Good Counsel is another way an individual or a group can lend support to our ministry.  Hosting a charitable event and providing temporary foster care are also beneficial and necessary for our mission.

Many people find out about Good Counsel by word of mouth, so spreading the word about Good Counsel is an easy, effective way to help all of our mothers and babies.  Signing up for our blog, liking us on Facebook, and following us on Twitter are some of the most effective ways to stay in touch with Good Counsel and to share what we are doing with your friends and community.

Please keep Kaitlyn, her fellow scouts, Carol, and all the moms, babies, and children of Good Counsel in your prayers!

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