There is no one like my good friend Jenny Birge (and that is with a ' over the e which I just can't seem to manage. Jenny has been a tireless advocate for women and children, and has supported our efforts in a major way for Food4Kids on behalf of the North Texas Food Bank. Jenny has been working all year on her 50th birthday, August 9. That's 8-9-10, and to celebrate she has gained the support of Kroger and Frito Lay (where she works) to launch a massive community service project, challenging the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas to step up to the plate to feed the hungry and fight illiteracy. The Project, 8-9-10, launches on Jenny's birthday amidst a flurry of media attention, and here's how it goes:
■■ Every Girl Scout will collect 8 cans of food
■■ Every Girl Scout will collect 9 gently used or new books
■■ Every Girl Scout will identify and complete her “Perfect 10” in community service which could be 10 community service hours, a $10 donation, or 10 other wonderful somethings.
New 8-9-10 patches will be awarded to those Girl Scouts who meet the challenge.
Starting Monday the 9th, Dallas will be a Girl Scout explosion of food and books and good deeds, and it's all because of Jenny Birge (with a '). The Girl Scouts can donate the food and books where they want; Jenny has identified two worthy Dallas organizations: The North Texas Food Bank and Kipp Truth Academy of South Dallas.
Wish there were more Jenny Birge's (with an ') in the world. You go Jenny go!!!!!