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How Portland Girl Scouts believe 10 small gifts can change a childhood

Photo courtesy of The Oregonian

Via The Oregonian:

Filling a canvas bag with 10 items is not nearly as much work as selling hundreds of boxes of Samoas and Thin Mints. 

But explaining who will receive the tote of gifts to 10 first-grade Girl Scouts is a little more complicated than door-to-door sales. 

"It feels very dangerous for them," said one of the first-grade girl scouts of Portland Daisy Troop 40877. 

"They might miss their parents very much and their parents might miss them very much."

The troop is learning about the foster care system by making "comfort kits" for children being pulled from their homes. Read more and see the video at