Here's how this sweet group of Girl Scouts teamed up with Coastal Habitat for Humanity to 'Bake the World a Better Place.'

(Photo from Kim Sambade)

Wall Township 6th grade Girl Scout Troop #1455, under the guidance of their amazing leader Nancy Peterson, has been working hard over the past 6 months to complete their Bronze Award.

This special group of young ladies chose Coastal Habitat for Humanity as the focus of their project and, since April, Charley, Delaney, Maddie and Mya have invested 80 hours of their time carefully planning their projects.

The girls decided that they wanted to present the next Coastal Habitat for Humanity homeowner Syeda and her four daughters, Sade, Sariya, Samore and Simone with gifts for their kitchen, room décor, a Marshalls gift card... AND their very own original cook book with their own gourmet favorites entitled, “Bake the World a Better Place”.

After hosting a bake sale back in June, the funds raised were able to support their project. The girls worked with a strict outline and timeline to meet, design, run a bake sale, shop, research recipes, create their cookbook, decorate water bottles for construction volunteers and put together gift baskets for the girls.

After all of their hard work was complete, the Girl Scouts visited Syeda’s daughters at what will be their new home in Asbury Park. Their meeting was so sweet and inspiring as they came together to talk about school and the excitement about their new home.

This story just warms my heart. A lot of 'real life' learning happens outside of school hours, and when you can bring kids together who want to make the world a better place and shower each other with love, that is a blessing.

There are so many ways that you can help Coastal Habitat for Humanity as well as Syeda and her girls.

For more information about youth projects or to inquire about how to volunteer with Coastal Habitat for Humanity in Asbury Park, please reach out to Kim Sambade, Director of Event & Volunteer Services via email at ksambade@coastalhabitat.org or call 732-898-4094. Or CLICK HERE.

For more info on the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore, CLICK HERE.

(Photo from Kim Sambade)