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Teen seeks item donations for chemotherapy care kits

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For her Girl Scout Gold Award project, Anna Schles is putting together care kits for cancer patients to help and comfort them during chemotherapy.

Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. To help ease the discomfort of chemotherapy a little bit, Anna Schles is putting together care kits for local cancer patients. The “Dara Care Kits” are being assembled in honor of longtime Charleston Catholic High School librarian Dara Krack, who passed away from cancer in May.

Each kit contains items to help alleviate symptoms, entertain and comfort. Kits will also contain a handwritten thinking of you/get well card.

Items being collected include tissues, lip balm, travel size hand sanitizer or lotion, mints, gum, lemon drops or Lemonheads, soft socks, warm hats, blankets, books (puzzle, joke, etc.), notebooks, pens or pencils, playing cards, cuddly items and puzzles. People wishing to participate in the donation drive can drop items off in the lobby of the Charleston Newspapers building, 1001 Virginia St. E. The drive runs through July 6.

The care kit project is Schles’ Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Gold Award is the highest award a Girl Scout can achieve.


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