Helping Others

The mission of my Girl Scout Silver Award is to help people understand how important it is to help others in their community, provide ideas they can use, and provide places for them to start volunteering.

Why you should help

  • More than 80% of food banks are feeding more people than they did a year ago
  • 40% of people currently going to food banks have never gone to a food bank before
  • Currently, 1 in 6 Americans could face hunger
  • More people are currently in need due to job loss from Covid
  • Low-wage workers have been more impacted

According to The Washinton Post, poverty rate has jumped 2.4 percentage points from June to November 2020, up to 11.7% - the biggest jump in a single year

About my project


My project is called Gifts of Hope. Gifts of Hope is a donation collection for the Light of Life mission in Pittsburgh, PA and City Rescue Mission in New Castle, PA. Families got to bring home drawstring bags to fill with five or more items on the provided list. The major needs were toiletries, towels, and winter clothes, especially gloves, apart from food. This project was completed in collaboration with Victory Family Church in Cranberry Township and New Castle, PA.


Number of bags collected

  • Pittsburgh - 294
  • New Castle - 29

Number of households that participated - 315

Number of kids that participated - 491

Ways you can help in your community

Site Resource:

  • Donate funds

    • Give money to local charities in your area.  Decide what interests you, like churches, homeless, cancer research, emergency relief.
  • Donate Items

    • Give your gently used items to local collection sites like Goodwill, The Salvation Army and Missions.
  • Donate Time

    • Volunteering costs nothing but helps so much.
  • Event Participation

    • Local charities often run event fundraisers.