Peabody’s Girls Group Gives Back to the Community
How it all started…
During the Fall, the 4th/5th grade Girls Group at Peabody’s After School Program decided to give back to the community in a creative way. Site Coordinator Tara Anastasi and her Assistant Site Coordinator, Linda Acuna both run the weekly Girls Group and wanted to offer more meaningful experiences to the group. Tara found an organization called Stepping Stone that serves as a residence for working women in the early stages of recovery from alcohol abuse. Linda talked to the Girls about alcoholism and that the women at the facility were there to improve their lives. Tara emailed Stepping Stone’s Executive Director Gael Murphy about donating items on their wish list. Gael Murphy suggested the girls make items for the Christmas gift bags they hand out to the residents every year. The Girls Group set out to make bracelets and key chains for the bags. The Group got an overwhelming appreciative response when the gifts were delivered.