Girl Scouts contribute to United Way’s Day of Caring

CHENANGO COUNTY – Contributing something to the community is what being a Girl Scout is all about, and this weekend, approximately 50 scouts will participate in a door-to-door food drive as part of the second annual United Way Day of Caring.

The Day of Caring, which serves as the United Way’s kickoff for the 2008 campaign, brings non-profit agencies and volunteers together to complete community service projects. So far, more than 200 volunteers have signed up to contribute to the event, scheduled to begin at 8:30 on Saturday.

Girl Scout Membership Specialist Mary Maiurano explained she wanted to find a project that the scouts could do to contribute to the local initiative. The local scout troops decided to hold a food drive to benefit area pantries.

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