PHOTOS: Colorado Girl Scouts prepare supplies for needy families in Mexico

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DENVER — More than 400 Colorado Girl Scouts joined Project C.U.R.E. at Children’s Hospital Colorado Saturday, assembling more than 600 Kits for Kids.

Kits for Kids is a simple backpack filled with personal hygiene and basic medical supplies that are scarce in the developing world, according to the Girl Scouts. The kits will be given to children and families in Cuernavaca, Mexico, a Denver Sister City, in March. The medical supplies contained in these kits include antibiotic ointment, bandages, scissors and toothbrushes.

In addition to assembling the kits, Girl Scouts also collected the required medical supplies. Some were donated, while some troops used money left over from their 2014 cookie sales to buy them.

Also at today’s event, Girl Scouts participated in hands-on activities to learn about water filtration, basic first aid, the importance of hand washing, and proper nutrition to help them gain a further understanding about the medical needs and challenges for families in Mexico, the organization said.

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