Girl Scouts Bring Joy, Donate Bears to Miller Children’s Hospital Patients
2011-07-11 · By Editor
Everyone looks forward to the time of the year when Girl Scout cookies are being sold, but Girl Scouts troops 1770 and 1987 – from Landell Elementary School in Cypress – made a special donation from their cookie funds to build customized Build-A-Bear® teddy bears for patients at Miller Children’s Hospital Long Beach.
Each girl earns credits from selling cookies and can use those points for fun activities. The girls of troops 1770 and 1987 decided to take a trip to Build-A-Bear®. The girls not only created their own bears, but also decided they wanted to design one for a Miller Children’s patient as well.
“I was so happy and excited to make the bears for the patients at Miller Children’s,” says Michelle, 6. “I hope they like their gifts.”
“The patients at Miller Children’s are so thankful for the Build-A-Bear® donation from Girl Scout troops 1770 and 1987,” says Rita Goshert, manager, Child Life. “Special donations and toys help make the hospital experience more positive for children of all ages.”