Girl Scouts get a $12,000 grant

Girl Scouts of Connecticut has recently received a $12,000 grant from The Katharine Matthies Foundation, Bank of America, Trustee, to help send more girls to summer camp.

The $12,000 in campership money will be given to girls in the towns of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Derby, Oxford, Seymour and Shelton. With this gift, more girls can experience Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s nine-day camps and three resident camps this summer.

“With the support of The Katharine Matthies Foundation, we will be able to reach and support underserved girls throughout the lower Naugatuck Valley,” said Margaret Hansen-Kaplan, chief operating officer, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We’re pleased to receive their generous gift. The organization is truly a hero for many girls who wanted the opportunity to go to camp and discover the outdoors, make new friends, and learn leadership skills to last a lifetime.”

The Katharine Matthies Foundation was established in 1987 to support and promote quality educational, human services and health care programming for underserved populations, specifically serving the people of the Lower Naugatuck Valley.

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