Our Service Chair, Patty Van Langen will send out direct emails to parents/Leaders as many service requests are time sensitive. Girls are recognized at the Annual Awards Ceremony with a special Hillsborough SU72 Community Service Award if they participate in at least 5 SU-sponsored Community Events or Service Events so keep track of that service!
Council also has a Service Award opportunity called Hearts of Service. The amount of hours differs by program levels and details can be found here.
Girl Scouts of Hillsborough supports SHIP each year with our annual food drive in February. This food drive supports SHIP’s mobile soup kitchen. For those that aren't aware, SHIP is located in nearby Somerville, NJ. From their website:
ASSEMBLING PLASTIC WARE EATING UTENSIL KITS
A great way for younger children to get involved with helping feed the needy among us.
PLACE ONE HEAVY DUTY KNIFE, FORK, SPOON AND A NAPKIN IN A ZIP LOCK BAG.
These packs are give. To those receiving meals at SHIPs Galley (a soup kitchen), SHIP’s Mobile Soup Kitchen and SHIP’s Holiday Meal Program.
BROWN BAG (packaged) MEALS
Requirements: 60 Sandwiches
Examples with suggested codes to mark on bags:
60 brown bags required
Ham & Cheese = HC
Bologna = B
Tuna = TF
Turkey = T
American Cheese = AC
20 Extra of Peanut Butter & Jelly = PJ
1 pound of cold cuts yields 8 to 10 sandwiches
ALSO INCLUDE IN EACH BAG ONE OF EACH OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW:
60 Pieces of fruit, please provide assortment (*Some clients have health concerns including but not limited to the ability to chew hard food..)
60 Juice boxes with straw attached
60 Snack item: chips, cookies in baggie, wrapped donut, packaged cake, etc. Be creative!
Each bag should have in it: one sandwich, napkin, juice box, one piece of fruit and snack item. Bags should be marked on outside indicating which type of sandwich is inside. i.e.: HC for ham and cheese. There should be no mustard or dressing on bread. Mustard & Mayonnaise (condiments) packets will be provided by SHIP.
Call SHIP at 908-393-9545 and let us know when you will be bringing the lunches in order to help us better manage the delivery of the meals to the needy. Deliveries are accepted Monday thru Friday.