For Immediate Release – March 23, 2014
BobbleRoos Partners with Girl Scout Troop to Donate Travel Pillows to Chicago Women’s Shelter
BobbleRoos partnered with Chicago-based Girl Scout Troop 20469 to donate 50 toddler pillows to be used as travel pillows to Sarah’s Circle – a women’s shelter in Chicago, IL as part of a service project for the Girl Scout Bronze Award.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 22, 2014 -- Gaithersburg, MD - BobbleRoos® announced today a partnership with Girl Scout Troop 20469 to donate 50 toddler pillows to be used as travel pillows to Sarah’s Circle, a women’s shelter in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago IL. Troop 20469, based out of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, works with Sarah’s Circle as part of their service project for the Girl Scout Bronze Award, the highest honor a Girl Scout Junior can achieve and requires a service project to meet the needs of the community. Sarah’s Circle is a women’s shelter in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago IL that provides shelter and services to over 900 women a year who are homeless or at risk.
Two mom volunteers, Suzanne Karbarz Rovner and Tiffany Jozwiak, are leading the project on behalf of Troop 20469. According to Rovner, “While working with Sarah’s Circle, we have learned that while they provide blankets and linens to the residents, they do not provide pillows, largely because they are too difficult and cumbersome to carry on a daily basis, and pillows cannot be shared. Our girls thought of providing a toddler pillow to be used as a travel pillow to each of the residents since they can be packed easily, and we contacted BobbleRoos about purchasing their toddler pillows.” Rovner said that her 10-year old girl scouts took the lead on this project and identified the need and planned how to execute. Renee Sirulnik, owner of BobbleRoos said “When I heard about the service project, I thought it was a perfect way for both the Girl Scouts and BobbleRoos to give back to the community by providing a simple comfort for the women at Sarah’s Circle. We were happy to donate the toddler pillows and 12x16 pillowcases to such a great service project.”
About Sarah’s Circle
Sarah’s Circle, located in Chicago IL, is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.
4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
About Girl Scout Troop 20469
Girl Scout Troop 20469 is based out of Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and work with Sarah’s Circle as part of their service project for the Girl Scout Bronze Award. Suzanne Karbarz Rovner and Tiffany Jozwiak are leading the project for Troop 20469.
About RS Kids Inc. and BobbleRoos®
RS Kids, Inc. is a mom-owned business based in Gaithersburg. BobbleRoos® products include toddler pillows, playard sheets, crib sheets, burp cloths, baby blankets, toddler blankets and personalized bedding products and gifts for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. BobbleRoos® products can be found online at www.BobbleRoos.com
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