Girls Scouts start campaign for healthier babies

This article submitted by Linda Stelling on 3/31/98.

Girl Scouts in Paynesville and St. Martin and across the country will be getting babies off to a healthy start when they kick off their ďH.U.G.S. for BabiesĒ collection drive today, April 1.

ďH.U.G.S. for BabiesĒ is a service project in which Girl Scouts collect baby items and donate them to area nonprofit agencies that serve newborn babies and their parents. Girl Scouts will place collection boxes in local churches and they ask local residents to help fill up the boxes with new or gently used baby items and supplies.

Possible items include diapers, diaper wipes, baby food, bibs, baby blankets, baby lotion, crib sheets, rattles, combs, nail clippers, pacifiers, bottles, cereal, and new and used furniture. Any item that babies need to grow up happy and healthy is a welcome donation.

On Friday, April 3, Brownies and Junior Girl Scouts will be downtown Paynesville shaking baby rattles and passing out flyers from 4 to 5:30 p.m. to publicize H.U.G.S.

Some Girl Scout troops are making posters, other are making quilts and other baby items as part of this service project.

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