Girl Scouts Donate Stuffed Animals for MCMC's Pediatric Patients

The Dalles, Oregon – With the help of troop leaders Ashlie Quackenbush and Amanda Pohlen, the Brownies and Daisies of Girl Scout Troop 10021 donated over 70 stuffed animals for children visiting Mid-Columbia Medical Center in The Dalles.

The troop is made up of Daisies, the youngest of the troop, which are girls in kindergarten and first grade, and brownies, second and third graders, rounding out the rest of the membership. Together, the troop voted to provide stuffed animals to children who might visit the local hospital as a philanthropic gesture from their annual cookie fundraiser.

“It’s great to see young people so excited to be helping others,” said Anne Copper, MCMC’s Volunteer Coordinator. She adds “Their enthusiasm is contagious!” Each year pediatric patients and visitors at Mid-Columbia Medical Center are presented with hundreds of stuffed animals to ease stress during admission, medical testing, or when visiting a family member at the hospital. “These young ladies are learning the importance of giving back - helping one another. They are planning to sponsor a tree for Festival of Trees this year as well,” said Copper. “I can’t wait to see what the future holds for them.”

To find out more about MCMC’s Volunteer Department, and ways you can get involved call 541-296-7288.