Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (February 13, 2013)---Five members of the junior Girl Scout troop at Wood Creek Elementary School in Farmington Hills have earned a community service badge through their work on a project to brighten the days of pediatric patients and visitors at Botsford Hospital. Led by troop leader Lisa Hannawa, fourth-graders Alba Dajlani, Savana Hannawa, Shyla Hickman, Priya Sahu, and Allison Weiner were inspired by The Jared Box Project, www.jaredbox.com, to make and deliver Jared Boxes to their local hospital. Each of the six boxes they delivered was filled with small gifts, toys, cards, and games. Hospital staff gives the boxes to children to provide a special diversion as they receive treatment or visit a loved one who is a patient at the Farmington Hills hospital.
“At the beginning of last year, we chose several projects to work on throughout the year. The girls picked which ones they wanted to work on,” said Lisa Hannawa, troop leader.
Participation in community service projects through Girl Scouts, helps these girls develop their full individual potential; relate to others with increasing understanding, skill, and respect; develop values to guide their actions and provide the foundation for sound decision-making; and contribute to the improvement of society through their abilities, leadership skills, and cooperation with others.
For ideas about community service projects that your organization could participate in that would benefit patients at Botsford Hospital, contact Diane Shane, The Botsford Foundation’s manager of programs and services, at (248) 442-5045 or email@example.com. Working together with The Botsford Foundation, you can change lives, make a positive difference for all Botsford serves directly, for the entire community, and for Botsford’s dedicated caregivers and staff providing exemplary compassionate health care around-the-clock.
PHOTO CAPTION: At the conclusion of their community service project, Alba Dajlani, Priya Sahu, Allison Weiner, Savana Hannawa, and Shyla Hickman of Girl Scout Troop 70450 met some important people at Botsford Hospital, including (from left) Margo Gorchow, vice president of Community Relations and Development and executive director of The Botsford Foundation; Postpartum Nurse Deb Edmunds, RN; and Maternal-Child Health Manager Candice Templin, RN.
Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.
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