Girl Scouts seeking donations for Operation: You’re Not Alone community service project

Girl Scouts have always been known to help their communities, and they’re not going to let a pandemic slow them down! Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois (GSofSI) is announcing their upcoming community service project, Operation: You’re Not Alone, and they invite everyone to take part.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected us all in many ways that we could not have imagined, but among the hardest hit communities are nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Operation: You’re Not Alone plans to address this problem by donating care packages to facilities across southern Illinois.

Girl Scouts will be out in their communities the weekend of April 10, distributing bags to the doorsteps of their neighbors with instructions on items needed. For anyone who chooses to participate, they are asked to place items in the bags and leave on their doorsteps for pickup on Saturday, April 24. Girl Scouts will be by to collect the bags, then work with their troop or service unit to assemble and deliver the care packages to nursing homes and long-term care facilities in their communities.

For more on this service project, please see this week’s print edition.