American Heritage Girls, a Christian alternative to the
Girl Scouts of America, will soon have its National Day of Service
to honor the organization's 17th birthday.
Members of American Heritage Girls (AHG) will turn out in
full force September 15 to perform service projects in their own
communities. Spokesperson Patti Garibay tells OneNewsNow about
a few of the many activities.
"Some of the girls are doing
walks for pregnancy care centers. Others are doing diaper
collections for pro-life ministries, and ... others are
helping international ministries by bringing and collecting goods
for children overseas," she lists. "There are also some park
cleanups and environmental stewardship kinds of activities."
The purpose of the celebration is to develop an outward
focus on servant leadership.
"Starting at the young age of five years old these girls
develop a heart and really a soul for wanting to serve others, to
truly live out the gospel and put legs on their faith," Garibay
shares. "It is so neat to see the girls just loving to do service,
and they actually earn service stars that they can wear upon their
The AHG spokesperson adds that the emphasis on service
helps develop a young girl into a woman of integrity -- something
American Heritage Girls seeks to do through Christ.
The organization is expecting 100 percent growth this
year, as parents continue to search for a Christian alternative to
the Girl Scouts.