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Girl Scouts Give Back: Letter-Writing Service Project

The idea is simple: girls write letters to people in nursing homes, senior residences, and assisted living facilities, including members of our community that receive benefits from Meals on Wheels. This long-distance hug is a way to share your good thoughts with these vulnerable and loved community members.

In partnership with GSUSA and The New Mexico Aging & Long-term Services Department, we invite you to join us in a campaign to create and connect with New Mexicans living with disabilities across our state.  We're all in this together and we want them to know they're in our hearts and minds!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Write It

    Showing compassion and performing random acts of kindness help us feel loved.  Take a few minutes right now, sit down, and write a card or letter telling them about yourself, maybe a drawing or poem.  It might feel difficult at first to be writing to someone you don't know.  Our advice is to pretend like it's a conversation!  See the video above for some inspiration.  Please see the guidelines for instructions before writing and mailing your letters. 

  2. Broadcast or Stream It

    Read your letter or take a picture of it and use the hashtags #CreateAndConnect & #GirlScoutsGiveBack.  Your videos and photos will be shared with people across the state.

  3. Send It

    Your letter will be added to food boxes being delivered across the state and sent to nursing homes. 

    Mailing Address

    Create and Connect Campaign
    8500 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite B-350
    Albuquerque, NM 87112

  4. Log It

    Don't forget to come back here and log the number of letters to add them to the GSUSA national campaign! Let’s see how many letters of love and care our Movement can send!

  5. Patch It

    If you wish to recognize your troop’s participation with a patch, we recommend this community service patch

Tell us how many letters you sent!

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