Sidney Thorp, Rachel Abad, Sarah Duffy and Allie Bozuhoski presented the bookcases they made to Little Flower, filled with donated books and games they collected. Courtesy photo.

A local Girl Scout troop constructed four bookcases and collected numerous toys and books to donate to Little Flower Children Services as the troop’s Silver Award project.

Members of Troop 101 built the bookcases from scratch over a series of weekends to donate to Little Flower Children Services in Wading River, a residential treatment center for troubled youth. They also held three toy drives to collect games and books to fill the shelves.

“I hope that maybe they will help a child who is having a rough time,” said Rachel Abad, one of the four girls who make up Troop 101.

Sarah Duffy, Sydney Thorp, Allie Bozuhoski and Rachel Abad working on the bookcases for Little Flower. Courtesy photo

The project was an opportunity for the girls to give back to the community, Abad said.

“I like helping others,” said Allie Bozuhoski. “It’s what I like about being in the Girl Scouts. This seemed like something that would last and that they would use and enjoy.”

Allie and Rachel are both ninth graders at Riverhead High School. Fellow troop members Sidney Thorp and Sarah Duffy are in eighth grade.

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