Vancouver, British Columbia
23rd Elsie Roy Scout Group
Dates: April 27th
Time: 10am – 12pm
Location: Charlie’s Foodbank
The 23rd Elsie Roy Scouts Troop is excited to participate in Scout Canada’s Good Turn Week this year by helping the pets in need in Vancouver. They will be working the local BC SPCA ‘Charlie’s Foodbank’, a pet foodbank, to provide basic necessities for pet owners who cannot afford them. Whether these people come from low-income households, are homeless or are senior pet owners who are not able to provide their pets with these items, the Scouts are determined to help.
Our goal is to make bags of food, toys and treats that can help pet owners with their dogs, cats or other small animals. We will be donating these bags to Charlie’s Foodbank for them to distribute to the pet owners in need. Every bag will provide enough food and treats to sustain their pet for one month. Each Section will be responsible for making different bags for a different kind of animal. The Beavers, with help from their Scouters, will be making bags for dogs. The Cubs will be responsible for making bags to help cats and Scouts and Venturers will create bags to help other small animals. We decided to create this project for our good turn because we wanted to do something that would not only help the community members, but also help their pets.
On April 27th, 2017, from 10am-12pm, Charlie’s Foodbank will be handing out the food bags we have created. Charlie’s Foodbank offers free veterinary care for animals whose owners are not able to afford it. We also want to bring more awareness to Charlie’s Foodbank and their need for donations. We hope that our good turn will inspire people to initiate their own good turn and the foodbank can receive more donations of kits and supplies for them to help more pets in need.
Visit spca.bc.ca for more information about Charlie’s food bank