Our Girl Scout Troop studied a book, The Power of Advocacy, and chose to research and help the intellectually disabled in our community. We decided to visit Innisfree Village, a community for adults who have intellectual disabilities.
At Innisfree, people with intellectual disabilities can receive assistance throughout the day while also getting the opportunity to engage in day-to-day activities. For special needs men and women who otherwise can’t support themselves, Innisfree gives them the chance to use their skills and develop a level of independence. The beauty of the Innisfree community is that each resident’s personal gifts are matched with the work they can do to sustain the community. The residents work at the workshops, contributing to the outside communities of Crozet and Charlottesville by making baked goods, packaging tea bags, cutting wood, gardening and weaving beautiful knits. These products are then sold to help support the Innisfree community.
The annual Innisfree Village Open House will be held Saturday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Girls from our troop will be helping with some activities. We hope that you will visit Innisfree and purchase products to help continue this wonderful service for the intellectually disabled. For more information, go to innisfreevillage.org.
Senior Girl Scout Troop 64
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