On September 16th of last month, Prairie du Chien Area Girl Scouts launched a “Baby Drive” to help stock the shelves at Family Resource Center in Prairie du Chien. The Girl Scouts placed white laundry baskets at various locations throughout the city asking that the baskets be filled with donations of new and gently used baby items, and other items useful in caring for or raising a child. Each individual Girl Scout, as well as some businesses and churches, also filled baby bottles and sippy cups with “Change for Children” raising nearly $600.
Tonya Millard, Director at Family Resource Center, said, “Everything from diapers, wipes and lotion to blankets, maternity clothes and bouncy seats filled the baskets. Each and every item will help a local family and well as assist Family Resource Center continue funding their programs. If anyone would still like to donate or contribute to Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s Family Resource Center, they may contact the Center at 608-357-2135 or stop in during our normal business hours, 8 am to 4:30 pm, weekdays at 800 East Taylor Street, Prairie du Chien. Donations of any size are appreciated.”
The Girl Scout Baby Drive is in addition to some of the older Prairie du Chien Girl Scouts volunteering babysitting services during programs or classes offered at Family Resource Center. The Girl Scouts and Family Resource Center sincerely appreciate the support and donations.
Tonya Millard, Director at Prairie du Chien Memorial Hospital’s Family Resource Center, (center) accepted the donated items and cash collected by Prairie du Chien Area Girl Scout from leaders Tammie Katzung (left) and Jodi Russell.