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A Girl Scouts and Palo Alto Fire Department Food And Supplies Drive to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House

Original post made by Dipti Joshi, Palo Verde, on May 16, 2014

Posting this message on behalf of our daughter, who is a student at JLS and a Cadette Girl Scout. She is working towards her Silver Award ..

Dipti Joshi


What: A Girl Scouts and Palo Alto Fire Department Food And Supplies Drive to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House
When: Saturday May 17, 2014 10am to 2pm
Where: Hoover Park, 2901 Cowper St., Palo Alto, CA

Come have fun with the firefighters at this fantastic event! Explore a real fire truck, and play
carnival games with your friends! Bring cans of food and/or household supplies for families
at the Ronald McDonald House. Help the Palo Alto Firefighters' Charitable Fund Scholarship

Suggested Donations:
-Canned Fruits and Vegetables
-Dry pastas
-Canned meats
-Canned Pasta Sauce
-Mac & Cheese
-Cereal Boxes
-Instant Oatmeal
-Craft Kits for Kids
-LEGO Kits
-Liquid Dish Soap
-Scrubber Sponges
-Clorox Disinfecting Wipes

This event is being organized by an 8th Grade Girl Scout at JLS Middle School as a part of her Silver Award.

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Posted by Dipti Joshi
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 19, 2014 at 11:20 am

Dipti Joshi is a registered user.

Thank you very much for supporting this event. As parents, it was very heartwarming to watch people come in with donations, kids having fun time with the fire engine and enjoying a game or two at the carnival put up by the Cadette Girl Scouts.

Really appreciate all the community members who took time to provide feedback on the overall planning / advertising / methods to get more of the community involved. It was a wonderful learning experience for the 8th graders who were running the show.

Message from our daughter:

I'm really grateful for everyone who came and donated at my event. We collected over 400 donations for the Ronald McDonald House!

A very special thank you to the PAFD, the City of Palo Alto, the Ronald McDonald house, and Girl Scouts of Palo Alto for working with me and helping me with my project. Also, a very special thank you to all my friends who came out to help me run the event. They really made everything work out.

This was a wonderful experience and has inspired me to do more for the community

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