“There’s just a good vibe coming off all of that. I think it’s a win-win for everybody.”
Breeden said the fact that a couple of the Law Library team members have daughters who are active Girl Scouts made this year’s project even more special.
“When you can have that real personal connection to a project, that can make it fun because you feel like, ‘Hey, I know these people and I can see how much joy they’re going to get out of it or their families will get out of it,’” Breeden said.
The rain couldn’t stop several indoor projects from happening.
In collaboration with Blue Star Families of Central Virginia, 15 employees from UVA’s Office of Communications wrote letters of encouragement to deployed service members around the world that will be included in care projects going out in November.
“We chose to partner with Blue Star Families this year because it is so important to let our troops know how much we appreciate the work that they do and to let them know that they are supported and cared about,” project leader Brooke Bailey said.
“It truly takes a toll to be away from loved ones with so much uncertainty surrounding them, so being able to brighten a soldier’s day and boost their morale can provide just a sliver of hope they may need to get through their next mission, their day, or give them that small piece of home they are missing,” Bailey said.