On Saturday, September 17, the American Heritage Girls organization celebrated its “Day of Service” encouraging all its members to serve their local communities.
American Heritage Girls Catholic Troop CT6877 of Ridgefield spent their morning serving at The Thomas Merton Center Soup Kitchen. The girls ages 6-13 began the day by setting up the tables and chairs, putting out mums and setting up goodie bags for distribution.
After singing grace, they assisted serving food, condiments and even playing games with a few of the Thomas Merton Center clients.
Jennifer Mitchell, troop coordinator shared “I was touched and amazed at the willingness of these amazing girls to get up at 6 am, travel 45 minutes and instead of soccer games and cartoons they chose to spend their morning serving as Christ did. The smiles were wide and frequent and were as common among the scouts as they were among the clients being served with such love and care, I honestly could not tell you who enjoyed it more.”
After the service experience the troop gathered and shared favorite memories. The list was long and included amazing moments with the clients exchanging fist bumps, playing a game or just making someone smile! All in all it was a great success and beautiful experience.
American Heritage Girls is the premier national character development organization for young women that embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. To learn more about AHG, find a troop or consider starting aa troop at your parish please visit their website. https://www.americanheritagegirls.org