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Madison DePietto earns Girl Scout Gold

Madison DePietto of Holland, a member of Girl Scout Troop 2618, has completed her Gold Award project to benefit Libertae, Inc. in Bensalem.

Libertae provides long-term residential, halfway house and outpatient programs for women recovering from addiction.

Libertae recognizes the importance of healing bonds between mother and child, so they accommodate the children of women in residence.

Madison wanted to help these women and their children, because treatment will empower them with the life skills needed to return to the community and become healthy, productive women and moms.

Madison’s project was called “Outdoor Fun.”

Madison built a toddler bench for the children to rest on in the playground and she also created 15 outdoor activity boxes.

The activity boxes will be given to the mothers in residence with children three years or older.

The moms will hold onto the boxes for the duration of their stay.

Each box contains a jump rope, bubbles, chalk, beanbags, a small paint brush, a nature scavenger hunt and 12 suggested activities to do with the items in the box.

PHOTO CAP: Madison DePietto (left) on the toddler bench she constructed, with Jessica Hormel, Case Manager at Libertae, Inc.

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