I Will Do My Best to be Considerate and Caring – Donating with #OneTankOfGood

Being a Girl Scout troop leader is one of the most rewarding positions I am honored to hold. I have the privilege to lead and advise the most amazing group of young girls each week, helping them keep their Girl Scout Promise and Law and “make the world a better place.” My heart swells up thinking about the impact each one of them will have in the future.
Once a Girl Scout, you’re always a Girl Scout, and building a foundation of love, honesty, compassion, kindness, courage, and responsibility is what sets the girls apart. It’s important to me to lead by example and use opportunities to do amazing things. That’s why I was truly honored to participate in Ford’s #onetankofgood to teach my daughter, Isabella, what it truly means to be “considerate and caring.”
For the second year our troop has donated to the Food for Others Organization’s Food Bank and it has been such an honor to not only take the lead on that, but to take Isabella with me to hand over the donation on behalf of our troop. It’s always such a wonderful time for my group of Daisies to get together and do fun activities, but it means a lot to me as their leader/advisor to teach them one of the most important lessons in life, and that is to give.
Giving is not always easy for everyone, but giving what we can makes a world of difference. Every little bit helps. I couldn’t see using my #onetankofgood for anything other than helping others in need, and I pray that Isabella will continue to live out the lessons learned from being a Girl Scout.
The Girl Scout Promise
On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.
The Girl Scout Law
I will do my best to be
honest and fair,
friendly and helpful,
considerate and caring,
courageous and strong, and
responsible for what I say and do,
and to
respect myself and others,
respect authority,
use resources wisely,
make the world a better place, and
be a sister to every Girl Scout.

I pray that both of my daughters will not only continue provide for those in need, but that they will also give their time unselfishly to the organizations that help to make the world a better place. I thank Ford for being considerate and caring enough to donate #onetankofgood and loan the C-Max Hybrid car to me as I strive to lead my daughter and her troop to be the best Girl Scouts they can be. It was a wonderful experience for me doing what I could do to make the world a better place too.

Food for Others, the largest distributor of free food directly to people in need in Northern Virginia, provides the assistance vitally needed by our unemployed and low-income neighbors. We provide a safety net for people who suddenly face unforeseen emergencies such as a family illness or the loss of a job or a spouse.
 
Even though Northern Virginia is considered one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the country, we still face a poverty rate of about 5%. This means, based on U.S. Census figures, that more than 90,000 people are living in poverty and 30 percent are children.” www.foodforothers.org

What will you do today to be considerate and caring?

 

Comments

  1. says

    Teaching this concept to our children is so very very important.
    I miss those teaching moments, and I’m so excited to have grandchildren moving in with us, so that I can find ways for the to share with others.

  2. says

    As a kid I was directly involved with donating to charities a couple of times and it really did stick with me. It’s great that you’re involving the kids at such as young age as they really will remember.

  3. says

    What a wonderful post! I totally agree that once you are a Girl Scout you are always a Girl Scout. I can still remember the service projects we did in elementary school with our troop.

  4. says

    I’ve never heard of #onetankofgood before. It sounds like an amazing program. Your Girl Scout troop is fortunate to have you leading them. Giving is one of lifes best lessons. Congrats on your efforts!

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