Cadettes, seniors and ambassadors of Girl Scout Troops 81874, 80812 and 80429 joined forces to benefit soldiers overseas by organized an event at the East Brunswick Civic
Center Firehouse to pack 400 shoebox-sized boxes filled with toiletries and snacks. They turned this event into a community effort by inviting Boy Scouts and the East Brunswick Youth Council to assist in packing. The boxes were taken by Operation Shoebox, which will distribute the care packages. The girls coordinated two yard sales and held a
flapjack breakfast at Applebee’s to raise more than $3,700 to be used for postage to ship the boxes. Anyone with friends or family members in the military can contact Operation Shoebox NJ and request a box be sent. Visit opshoeboxnj.org.
PHOTO COURTESY OF GLORIA PARADISE