Daisy Troop Brings Holiday Treats To Special Needs Adults

(Photos courtesy of the ARC of Union County)

(Photos courtesy of the ARC of Union County)

NEW PROVIDENCE — The young ladies of Daisy Troop Fanwood-Scotch Plains 40163 recently brought homemade holiday cookies to The Arc of Union County’s New Providence group home.

The Daisy Troop consists of 12 girls in kindergarten and first grade, meeting twice a month to participate in a variety of activities. For this month’s project, these wonderful girls decided to bake cookies for a holiday donation. The girls had a fantastic time working together in the kitchen — measuring, mixing and rolling out the cookie dough.

Daisy representatives, Gabriella Quiceno and Samantha Friscia, then delivered the freshly baked treats to the men and women of the New Providence group home. The girls spent time with the residents, chatting and distributing the cookies.  There were smiles all around.

Troop Leaders, Lindsay De Masi and Juliette Abadir, and Daisy Troop mother, Melissa Quiceno, wanted to donate to The New Providence group home because they felt that disability services are sometimes overlooked during the holidays.

Quiceno was excited about having her daughter’s Daisy Troop participate in this project, stating, “I think it is really important to educate younger children about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. It helps build awareness so that children might be more sensitive and accepting of the differences in all of us.”

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