Girl Scouts Give Cookie Revenues to 75-Year-old Woman Who Lost Everything

Girl Scouts Give Cookie Revenues to 75-Year-old Woman Who Lost Everything

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Eight Girl Scouts, who had planned to spend $300 on a “Spa Day” for their troop, decided to donate the money to a woman who had lost everything in a house fire.

The fourth grade girls from West Carrollton, Ohio were going to use their reward money from cookie revenues on manicures and other pampering at a local spa, but on Monday night during their bi-monthly troop meeting they heard about the misfortunes of Barbara Dolan, the great-grandmother of one of the girls.

burned home in ohio-gofundme-medLast weekend, Barbara’s home burned to the ground and there was no insurance. When the girls heard the news, they decided, unanimously, to forgo their Spa Day and, instead, give away the money.

Dana Dickson, the leader of the troop said, “When I told my daughter Molly (who is 10-years-old) how proud I was of her and her troop, her response was ‘It’s okay Mom, we can do mani-pedis at somebody’s house. The lady needs the money way more than we do.”

The moms, who have been together since kindergarten, collected an additional $200 in donations.

“We all went to the home of Mrs. Dolan’s granddaughter and the girls presented her with a handmade card and $500 inside,” Dickson told the Good News Network.

”That night we moms were all extremely proud, and so of course we all posted to Facebook about what the girls had done.”

A Facebook friend of one of the moms contacted the local news station and on Tuesday the station arranged to have the troop come in for an interview. When they were at the station the girls got a big surprise to thank them for their kindness.

Bonnie Wright, Mrs. Dolan’s granddaughter, was so touched by the girls’ generosity that she called 8 or 9 local spas until she found one —  Fab Kid Spa Party Boutique in Vandalia, Ohio — that was willing to donate services.

In the video below, the girls are left speechless when they are told that they will get their “Spa Day” after all.

“For a group of young girls that age, to give up something that meant so much to them for a complete stranger, it’s just mind-blowing,” Wright told WDTN-TV.

The girls have taken on a new mission: To raise more money for Mrs. Dolan, who has been left without furniture, clothing or any personal care items, they set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of $5,000. So far they have raised $295 in six days. Please support their kindness and give if you can.

(WATCH the video below)

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