From press release from Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia:
On Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, Cub Scout Pack 522 of Lilburn, Ga., donated $252 from their annual bake sale to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia (SVdP) during the Scouts annual singing of Christmas Carols at the LifeCare Center in Lawrenceville, Ga. In addition to singing they also decorated and delivered four small Christmas Trees, donated by their local Home Depot, to residents.
"We are truly honored to have Cub Scout Pack 522 think of others during Christmas, a time when so many families cannot feed, house, or provide fully for their own children," said John Berry, CEO and Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia. "Christmas is a great time for children to learn about giving. We encourage more children to get involved with organizations such as St. Vincent de Paul which helps individuals facing a crisis move to self-sufficiency."
"Our Cub Scouts work on several service projects each year and we chose to donate the proceeds from our cake sale to an organization that works tirelessly in our community," said Cub Scout Leader Doug Rainwater. "We are thankful to St. Vincent de Paul for the meaningful work they do, providing help to others who may be less fortunate than our Cub Scouts. This project also teaches our young boys the importance of giving from their heart."
St. Vincent de Paul is one of the leading authorities on poverty in Georgia and provides nutrition, financial, clothing, education, employment, and budget assistance to individuals and families in need. SVdP served more than 200,000 Georgians last year. To learn how individuals, businesses, and organizations can donate, please contact 678-892-6160 or visit the web site at www.svdpatl.org. Click the “Virtual Food Pantry” link to make a financial contribution today or hold a food drive to support our efforts.