PARSIPPANY — Kali Cipkins and Shannon Murphy, from Girl Scout Troop 1635, organized a donation campaign for the Parsippany Animal Shelter to earn their Girl Scout Silver Award. The requirements to garner this honor were: identify and issue you care about, build your team, explore your community, chose your project, develop your project and then implement it.
The girls created a list of items that the shelter needs on a daily basis such as food, cleaning supplies, pet toys and pet carriers. They canvassed their respective neighborhoods, Intervale Heights and Rainbow Lakes, dropping off suggested items with donation bags which they collected several days later and then personally delivered.
In addition, they manned a booth at the PetSmart at the Rockaway Townsquare Mall where they collected additional items. In total they collected over a year’s worth of supplies for the Parsippany Animal Shelter.
“We spent a lot of time deciding on a project that we both felt strongly about. We both love animals, big and small, and they require not only care and attention but many supplies,” states Kali Cipkins and Shannon Murphy. “The support and generosity from the community was incredible. It an experience we will never forget.”
Photo credit Len Cipkins