GCHS Student & Girl Scout Asks for Assistance



In the words of Ronald Regan, “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.”

InsideGardenCity.com is happy to help a GCHS junior and Girl Scout, Emily Dirks, as she pursues her very admirable goal of helping impoverished children and families. Read on and see if you might be able to help Emily in her cause. Her email address is included below. Thank you to our readers!


Dear members of the Garden City community,
My name is Emily Dirks. I’m a junior at the GCHS and an active Girl Scout.

This summer I will be traveling to Guatemala with Common Hope, a nonprofit organization partnering with impoverished children and families in Guatemala in the areas of education, health care, housing, and family development.

My group will be involved in a wide range of activities, including building a simple house for a family, accompanying a social worker on home visits, and leading school activities with young Guatemalan students. These activities are instrumental in helping the organization achieve its goals, and provide volunteers the opportunity to learn about another culture.

The students are working to raise funds and supplies for Common Hope before they travel this July. We are specifically looking for any unused school supplies and new or used recorders. The team will be leading a music lesson at a local elementary school and we are hoping to collect as many recorders as possible.

Recorders can be dropped off at 81 Cambridge Ave GC, (right off Edgemere Rd) or if you prefer you can email me at emiilydiirks@gmail.com and I’ll will be glad to pick the recorder up from your house. We will clean all the recorders before they are brought to Guatemala.

Thanks for your support,

Emily Dirks


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