Brownie Group Collects Books for Clinic

Members of a local Girl Scout group told their leaders that they wanted to do something to help the children who visit Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic. The result: Brownie Group 20055 made a donation of children’s books to the Clinic.

Brooke Blair, who with Michelle Callon and Rhonda Ratcliff leads the Brownie group, said the girls brought gently used children’s books from home. Brownies are Girl Scouts who are in second and third grades, aged 7 to 9. Some of the Brownies delivered the books to the Clinic. They were Izabella Watkins, Charlie Callon, Roslyn Hallam and Abigail Hallam.

Some of the books remain in the Clinic’s waiting room for children to look at and read. Others went home with the young patients.

“This was such a kind and thoughtful donation,” said Ashley Burnette, the Clinic’s director of fund development. “The books help reassure our young patients in what may otherwise be a scary situation for them.”