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Girl Scout’s project benefits families with preemies

Compiled/partly written by Poornima Narayanan and Suzanne Sen Email Compiled/partly written by Poornima Narayanan and Suzanne Sen
October 2019
Girl Scout’s project benefits families with preemies

Anoushka Talwar, 14 years old, is a Girl Scout. For her silver award, because she and her brother were premature babies and her family is active with the March of Dimes (MOD) 5k run in Suwanee, Georgia, she decided on a unique project—raising awareness and creating mini libraries in NICUs (Neonatal Intensive Care Units) of hospitals.

Research has shown that reading is one of the most effective ways to bond with your baby and has also been proven to be beneficial for the underdeveloped brains of preemies, so Anoushka hopes that her endeavour will help some parents in their time of distress.

Anoushka collaborated with Victoria Stamps of the MOD to explore ideas for her project. She then contacted several companies to put up book donation boxes, visited three local schools to conduct events, and did door-to-door collections. Her collection of 250 hard cover books will be used to set up mini libraries in the NICU units of Johns Creek Emory Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA). Her soft cover collection of 50 children’s books and 80 adult books will be placed in care packages for families in these hospitals.

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Anoushka gathering books to donate. Anoushka donating books to the NICU.

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