Editor, The Spotlight:
We would like to thank Marcy Velte and The Spotlight for the wonderful front-page feature on Brownie Troop 1308 and the work of Community Maternity Services (“Making it better for all moms,” May 8, 2013). By highlighting this project and the work of CMS, I am sure your story will bring in further support for these teenage mothers and their babies.
In addition, we would like to thank the local organizations that hosted our collection bin: Elsmere Elementary School and Tri-Village Nursery School, both in Delmar; Twist’N Flip Gymnastics in Slingerlands; and Historic St. Mary’s Church in Albany.
On May 6 we visited the moms and babies and delivered 23 large gift bags filled with basic necessities, clothes, blankets and more, plus boxes of additional supplies. It was a great experience for our Brownies, and the young moms were so grateful. Thank you to everyone who made it possible.
Laura Savage, Mary McKillop, and Mary Poust — Troop 1308 leaders