Every Girl Scout troop in town knows all about how to get Thin Mints and Caramel de-Lites to cookie-crazed Wellesley residents during the organization’s annual cookie sale. But fourth-grade Girl Scout Troop 8807 is about much more than just supplying sugar locally.
The Scouts of Troop 8807 have set their sights further afield and are helping to build a library in Africa in partnership with the African Library Project. They are about halfway toward their goal of raising $500, and they’ve already collected double the 1000 gently used children’s books they need to help create a library in Swaziland.
The Troop is raising the funds by grassroots marketing campaign strategies thought up by the girls. They are setting up Hot Chocolate Stands on (albeit limited) snowy days, selling cupcakes at Schofield events, and generally spreading the news to people in their sphere interested in supporting the project.
They’ve been so encouraged by the support from the community and the results of their efforts that they are hoping to double their initial commitment to the African Library Project and provide two libraries in Swaziland.
If you would like to donate to the project, please drop your gently used children’s books or any loose change into the bins in the Schofield School lobby, or mail a check made out to “Girl Scout Troop 88070” to 217 Walnut Street, Wellesley, MA 02481.
Schofield Girl Scout Troop 88070 says thanks in advance for all your help!