St. Michael School’s 1st Grade Daisies, Girl Scout Troop #15442, recently took part in a wonderful service project. The troop leaders try each year, during Lent, to take the girls on a field trip which focuses on service to others. This year’s trip was to the office of Phil’s Friends, a local charity in Crown Point, IN. The mission of Phil’s Friends (https://philsfriends.org) is to provide Christ-centered support and hope to those affected by cancer. 1.6 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer this year in the United States. Many of these people with cancer find themselves in hopeless situations in hospital rooms and homes across the country. Phil’s Friends brings hope through the distribution of hand-assembled Care Packages to cancer patients and their families, and consistent weekly support through Cards of Hope and prayer.
Our 1st Grade students and their families assisted the staff at Phil’s Friends to create and assemble hopeful Care Packages, as well as creating Cards of Hope to be sent to patients. After all the care packages were assembled, the group said a prayer over them before they were set to be sent out to patients. The girls and their families truly enjoyed the opportunity to help bring hope and share God’s love with those in need.