Palatine, Rolling Meadows
DCFS Christmas Stockings (material pickup)
Monday, October 19, 2009 -
This is a troop service activity, to be completed at your troop meetings
VISTA 3 Girl Scout DCFS Christmas Stocking Project
This project will provide filled Christmas Stockings to disadvantaged children in service to the DCFS of Cook County. Our target this year is to contribute 200 stockings for distribution. Along with candy and/or toy items that troops choose to include, we ask that each stocking include a winter hat, gloves/mitten, and a pair of socks.
Senior/Ambassador Troop #692 will purchase the fabric. (Some troops have preferred to purchase their own fabric – this is fine too, just let us know and follow the template so all the stockings are the same size.)
Here’s the plan: We’ll provide enough muslin to make the number of stockings to which you have committed (4 stockings per yard), one cardboard stocking template, one instruction page, and a resource/idea list for inexpensive toys.
Troops who volunteer will trace, cut, sew, decorate and fill their stockings.
You’ll return: assembled, decorated, and filled stockings. Each stocking will contain: hat, gloves, socks, small toys and/or candy as appropriate for age and gender. Please use the enclosed tags to label each stocking.
Girls are encouraged to use their imagination when decorating stockings (fabric paint, fabric markers, inked stamps, fabric cut-outs, iron-ons, etc.)
Some materials will be available for pick up at the October 19 and Nov. 16 VISTA meetings, depending on when your requests were made. Troops are welcome to make stockings for more than one age/gender group. They will be assigned to the best of our ability according to your preferences and the needs of the children on a first come, first serve basis. The needs are as follows:
0-1 yr. old boys 4-6 yr. old boys 10-12 yr. old boys
0-1 yr. old girls 4-6 yr. old girls 10-12 yr. old girls
2-3 yr. old boys 7-9 yr. old boys 13+ yr. old boys
2-3 yr. old girls 7-9 yr. old girls 13+ yr. old girls
All stockings must be completed by and returned on Dec. 2nd to 5813 S. Corona, Palatine after 6pm or a date before Dec. 2nd after 6pm. If you cannot turn them in by this time, you will need to make arrangements to meet me another time. If you have them done, I can collect them at the November 16 VISTA meeting.
If you are interested in this service project or if you have any questions, please contact me at V3_EventCoorPart2@gsvista.org with the following information:
Troop Number and school name, Leader Contact info (name, phone, and email), ages and gender preference and number of stockings you can commit to.
Thank you for your generosity. The Christmas Stockings you fill will be greatly appreciated and bring joy to all who receive them!!
Carrie B, Troop 692, V3_EventCoorPart2@gsvista.org