Girls of Incarcerated Mothers Get Some Holiday Joy
By Kim Becker Cooper - Director of Annual Giving
For many people, including children with parents in prison, the holidays can be a rough time of year. In an effort to bring some holiday joy, singer John Legend and his organization, FreeAmerica, partnered with Build-A-Bear to provide gifts for some of these children, including 35 Girl Scouts from GSCM's Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB) program.
The bears were distributed to the Girl Scouts Beyond Bars troop members at the second of their bi-monthly meetings on December 15th at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women (MCIW).
In the card that comes with the bears, Legend says, “I hope you feel supported and loved this holiday season.”
Currently, Girl Scouts Beyond Bars is serving 35 girls. Over the past 25 years, more than 400 girls have been given the support they need as they cope with the loss of a parent and the isolation that comes from the stigma of their mothers’ involvement in the criminal justice system.
Your commitment to Girl Scouts Beyond Bars helps us ensure that ALL girls in central Maryland have the opportunity to be a G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™.
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