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Girl Scouts Shop for a Cause

Local troop had the chance to donate new clothes to the nonprofit group Clothes 4 Souls.

A dozen Girl Scouts from Troop 411 had the chance to go on a shopping spree at Cottontails in Stony Brook for a good cause – using prize money that they won in the Ward Melville Heritage Organization's recent holiday contests.

The clothes they picked out will go to children in orphanages via the organization Clothes 4 Souls, for which Cottontails owner Kathy Pagano has been collecting clothing. "The troop was very enthusiastic and eager to make the perfect selection ... I hope the girls are proud of their choice to use the money to help less fortunate children living in orphanages all over the world," Pagano said.

After they picked out the clothes – totaling about $350 – the girls reflected on the experience, saying they learned from the experience. "I learned about giving," said Cassidy Turner, age 8. "It felt really good to know that I was helping someone."

"It was pretty fun because we got to choose an outfit but it was hard because you had to make some decisions," added Jennifer Cabrera, age 8. "It's not about shopping, it's about who you're giving it to."

mary ann February 17, 2013 at 02:47 PM
Congratulations to the girls of Troop 411. This is a such a giving and caring thing that you have done! So proud of you and I don't even know you. You rock!! God bless.
Rabbit February 17, 2013 at 05:17 PM
Thank You Troop 411!! I am sure when the children received your handmade cards and clothing, they were delighted! Keep up the good work and you should be so proud!!
f February 21, 2013 at 12:53 AM
Good job, Troop 411, you should be very proud of yourselves for helping others out. I know a few people (as well as Rtomeo, Bister and Jinx) are proud of you too.
lisa February 21, 2013 at 03:34 AM
Wow! Great job troop 411!
John Cabrera February 21, 2013 at 04:11 PM
good job you guys, girls that is ;-)
Roseann February 23, 2013 at 06:22 AM
What a wonderful, thoughtful event!! You girls should be proud of yourselves!
Frank Imburgio February 23, 2013 at 12:29 PM
Giving really does feel great, I agree!

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