Each year, local Girl Scout troops participate in community service projects during the holiday season. Barbara Didona, Training Specialist for The Moore Center, has three daughters who are all Scouts. Barbara’s 10-year-old daughter, Bridget, and her friend Lauren, had the responsibility of running their troop meeting last week and were looking to present a new donation project.
After overhearing a staff member talk about shopping for presents for The Moore Center community residences, Barbara suggested this gift-giving as a charitable initiative to her daughter. Barbara collected a list of wanted items from the house managers and the Girl Scouts asked their families for donations.
“The girls were very excited to collect some of the things that they enjoy too, like games and art supplies,” said Barbara. “Collecting donations for The Moore Center provided a tangible way to discuss both the importance of giving back while providing an opportunity to have a natural conversation about people who experience disabilities.”
The Moore Center provides adults over 21 with developmental disabilities and acquired brain disorders with various services in residential settings. The three community residences are staffed 24 hours a day, providing services to people who require a high level of support, structure and personal care. Learn more about community residences here.