Girl Scouts donate books to Juvenile Court
Girl Scout Cadettes Kaelyn Bannon and Libby Dabrowa recently donated custom-built bookshelves to the Cobb County Juvenile Court waiting room as part of their Silver Award project. The two scouts held book drives and received donations from Peach Blossom Service Unit Girl Scouts, friends and family and monetary donations from as far away as North Carolina. Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church Preschool Director Karen Pickens and Natalie Dawkins and families really helped the project with generous donations of books. Kaelyn Bannon’s father, master carpenter Kevin Bannon, was instrumental in helping the girls design, build and paint the bookshelves. After reaching out to Carlene Redmond, Juvenile Court Program Administrator, and Irene Barton, Cobb Collaborative Executive Director, the project really went into motion.
“Our hope is that children will have the opportunity to find interest in literature, be able to read and learn even in the most unlikely places, no matter their circumstances.”