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Girl Scout Service Unit 305
(Akron, New York)
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This page is to give Leaders ideas
for additional Service Projects that they may want to do with their troop.


* Making Cards
throughout the year for the Akron-Newstead Senior Citizens
(Contact Deb at 542-6645) the center is located at 5691 Cummings Rd.

* Collecting hats and mittens for local organizations

* Pop Tab Collection
    This is for the Ronald McDonald House There is one located at 780 West Ferry St. Buffalo, NY phone 716-883-1177 fax: 881-9312 website:

* Collect Trash to Benefit the WC SPCA
They are located at the Eastern Hills Mall Adoption Center
Phone: 632-5194
They collect- candy, cookie, granola bar, energy bar, pop tart, gum wrappers, chip bags, cream cheese, sour cream, stackable yogurt cups, cottage cheese containers, pet food bags, coffee bags, wine corks, drink pouches newspapers, junk mail, scrap paper, old books, magazines.

* Spring Clean up at Beaver Meadows

* Family Promise of WNY
There is a location in the old Town Hall Building
 phone: 821-9100 or email

* Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service
Volunteer broadcast daily readings of newspapers, magazines and books.  The Niagara Frontier Radio Reading Service broadcasts on a special signal, which cannot be heard on normal radios
Studio located at 1199 Harlem Rd. Cheektowaga
For more info call 821-5555
mailing address PO Box 575 Buffalo, NY 14225

* Collect New or Gently Used Baby Clothing
This can be donated to the Alden Pregnancy Information Center phone: 716-208-4975

* Hearts and Hands- Faith in Action
A Neighbor helping neighbor volunteer program
Central office 50 John St. Akron phone: 542-2226 fax: 542-2229

* Welcome Bags for Women and Children's Hospital of Buffalo
Items can be gathered for welcome bags for the patients at the hospital, to provide some measures of comfort while they are away from home.  Items looking for sm. boxes of crayons, stickers, coloring books/activity books, soduku/crossword books, pens/colored pencils, sm. stuffed animals, sm. craft kits, sm. lego kits/toys, rattles/sm. crib toys, travel size shampoo, conditioner, lotion, body wash, sm. hand sanitizers, travel size packages of tissues, adolescent/teen items (hair/cosmetick, cards, stress balls, I-Tunes cards, sm. games, etc.)
Contact person Ann Maghran Office: 878-1839  email:

* Open Arms Rescue of WNY
Local animal rescue- looking for dry dog food, old towel, blankets, sheets, hand sanitizer, toys, treats, newspapers, paper towels, disinfectants wipes, handi wipes, garbage bags. 
For more information contact Deb 432-4878

* Community Easter Egg Hunt
Help the Newstead Fire Company fill easter eggs and goodie bags for the annual community easter egg hunt.

* Coupons for Troops
Collect current or expired coupons for troops and their families overseas.  The troops can use expired coupons for up to 6 mos. after date on US bases overseas.  Non-profit organization is Genesee eterans Support Network.

St. John's Book Pantry 
This is a Book Pantry to help promote reading.  Gently used books can be collected and donated to the Pantry where they are separated into reading levels.  The Pantry is located at St. John's Church Main St. Akron NY 14001