It is our joy to share this letter explaining efforts taken by members of a local Girl Scout troop on behalf of the residents at St. Martin’s and our response.
Dear Sister Lawrence Mary Pocock,
Our names are Robin Randall and Sara Jackson. We are Cadette’s of Girl Scout Troop 694 at Sacred Heart Parish in Glyndon, MD. In the fall, we will be in 7th grade at Sacred Heart School of Glyndon. We joined our Girl Scout troop when we were in kindergarten.
Last year we earned our Bronze Award by making casseroles for Our Daily Bread in Baltimore. This year we are working on our Silver Award project. A silver award is the second highest award in Girl Scouts. To earn a silver award, we have to plan, create and implement a project to help the community. For our silver project we chose to plant a vegetable garden. We planted lettuce, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, green beans and cucumbers. We also decided to grow thyme. All of the food and spices we grow will be given to the Little Sisters of the Poor. We chose your organization after you visited our parish and asked for any assistance.
To date, we have delivered several bags of lettuce, green beans, and zucchinis. The garden continues to grow well and we expect it to harvest many more vegetables for you to enjoy. It has also given us great pleasure to do this for you. Please keep our Silver Award Project in your prayers.
Robin Randall and Sara Jackson
Sister Lawrence Mary wrote to express our gratitude:
Thank you so much for the delicious fresh lettuce, green beans and zucchini which you have been growing and bringing for our Residents here at St. Martin’s Home. Everything is so delicious – the Residents have really enjoyed having the veggies – so much better than what you get at the store! We hope that the sun and the rain will be just the right amount to make them grow abundantly and healthily all summer. And we wish you all a lot of fun while you are working to give this joy to the elderly!