Comfort Bunnies for Foster Kids

LCC’s own Sophia Luchsinger-Perez has come up with a great idea to earn her Girl Scout Silver Award: Comfort Bunnies!

Sophia says, “I’m asking fellow crafters to help me make bunnies to be given to foster children in transition. The bunnies will provide them a sense of comfort while being placed in foster care.”

Foster care is stressful for kids. They are being whisked away from unsafe situations and are placed in new environments with an uncertain future. Often they are removed from their unsafe situations with little more than the clothes on their backs. So the comfort of a hand-made bunny can reassure them that people care about them, and that somehow, things will work out.

Girl Scouts who are working on their Silver awards must be in grade six through eight and be registered as a Cadette who has completed the Cadette Journey. They are tasked with finding an issue they care about, exploring their community and thinking of how that issue affects it, and then choosing a project that can lead to lasting change. They then develop the project, make a plan and put it into motion. There is a 50-hour time requirement for earning this award.

Our church has a long history of supporting Scouting in all its forms, and we are so proud of Sophia and her commitment to helping kids in crisis. If you want to help Sophia with this wonderful project, there are kits available in the narthex. She will be collecting finished bunnies through August 11.

Barbara Fredericks is graciously assisting Sophia with the project (thanks so much, Barb!), and she says the kits are simple and fun to make. So let’s all get craftin’ bunnies!