International Girls Day
Celebrate International Girls Day on or around November 14.
Media messages, cultural stereotypes and peers often tell girls that they have to look, act and be a certain way. Created by Kappa Delta Sorority, International Girls Day is a day to celebrate girls – all kinds of girls with all kinds of interests and abilities. It’s an opportunity to build confidence in girls and help them realize their potential.
Kappa Delta chapters and women around the world celebrate this special holiday each year.
We celebrated International Girls Day with 8th and 9th grade Girl Scouts of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. These girls are from many different troops and many different schools in the Metro Atlanta Area. They are working on a Catholic Girl Scout Award, the Marian Medal.
We packed 66 lunches for CURE Childhood Cancer to be delivered by CURE to parents with children who are being treated in area CHOA hospitals for childhood cancer. The girls decorated the bags with uplifting drawings and messages to brighten the day of the parents and children who receive them.
The girls also baked desserts (and froze them) for Interfaith Outreach Home - IOH for the families to enjoy for Thanksgiving. Since the residents don't have ovens in their rooms, these deserts will be defrosted and enjoyed for the holiday.
Thanks to Patricia Tooke, Joanne Folger, Sandy Geist Foxworth, Carolyn Bales and Joy Hugick for coming out today, with a special thank you to Carolyn and Pat for doing the shopping for all of the non-perishable food! A HUGE thank you to the troops (and troop leaders) for making this such an enjoyable and impactful day for all involved.