Girl Scouts continuing Cases for Kids project

| May 15, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Wal-Tus-Gum Girl Scout Service Unit had a successful Cases for Kids fundraiser in April, but they want to take it a step further.

“We collected suitcases and duffel bags that were gently used and new for Job and Family Services to use for kids who have to be taken from their homes,” said Cassie Latham, who works with one of the 11 troops in the unit. “Instead of the kids stuff going into trash bags they can use these cases or duffel bags and keep them for the rest of their lives.”

The scouts gathered up 33 suitcases and duffel bags at the April 25 collection they held at Grace United Methodist Church, but now they are challenging each other to collect a total of 75. If the unit reaches that number by Monday, June 1, they will get to enjoy a pizza party together.

“My ultimate goal is to have all 11 troops participate,” Latham said. “If someone in the community wants to donate, call your local Girl Scout or me and I’ll make sure to spread them out amongst the troops.”

So far the girls have really enjoyed working on this project.

“They had an amazing time when we did the collection,” Latham said. “They made signs and went out and danced. I also think they are learning responsibility from it.”

Job and Family Services was excited about the project.

“They were very appreciative,” Latham said.

To learn more about how you can help with Cases for Kids, call Latham at 740-891-8635.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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