Girl Scouts donate to St. Vincent’s Chilton

Published 12:01 pm Monday, September 11, 2017

By JOYANNA LOVE/ Senior Staff Writer

Girl Scout Troop 337 brought some cheer to the St. Vincent’s Chilton Emergency Department on Sept. 8.

The girls had created shirts for stuffed animals to be given to child patients of the Emergency Department. Troop leader Amy Jolley said she had seen a project at another hospital where they made shirts for stuffed animals. Jolley said she chose more of a bib design because it would be simpler for the girls to sew. This design also allowed for the creations to fit a wider range of stuffed animals.

“We thought it would be neat because we didn’t know if our hospital had anything like this,” Jolley said.

Girl Scouts in the Daisy, Brownie, Junior and Cadette ranks participated in the project.

Junior Girl Scout Kennadie Dennis said sewing the bib was difficult at first. Once she got the hang of it, the project did not take long to complete.

There were about 16 stuffed animal of various shapes and sizes donated. Jolley said the stuffed animal were donated by Kaylee and Kinlee Till.

Fabric for the project was donated by Pat Robinson. A heat press design featuring the Girl Scouts logo outlined by a peach was applied to the project by Sew Charming.

“There is always a need in the Emergency Department with the kids for something to give them for comfort,” Anne Taddicken of St. Vincent’s Chilton said.

Terri Childress, mom of one of the Girl Scouts, said it was good to see the girls able to give back to the community and develop sewing skills.

Jolley said the troop completes multiple service projects each year, and may donate to St. Vincent’s Chilton again when all the stuffed animals are given away.

After delivering the cuddly friends to hospital staff, the Girl Scouts were given a tour of the hospital.