Aspiring Eagle Scout gathers the goods to help others
Author: Josh Richardson, Eagle Scout candidate
Date: Monday, August 13 2012
Hi, my name is Josh Richardson. For my Eagle Scout Project I decided to help my community by organizing a drive for clothes, books, toys, and other nonperishable items for St. Vincent de Paul. I wanted to reach out to a lot of different people and different neighborhoods so I decided to drop off 500 collection bags, which had the St. Vincent de Paul contact info and logo. I was inspired to do this particular Eagle Project because of my brother, Jacob, who had done it just a year or two before. Attached to these collection bags was a flyer made by me, stating my purpose, instructions, and contact info.
|Folks in several neighborhoods responded generously to Josh Richardson's Eagle Scout drive. He's pictured at far left, along with Hunter Lewis, center, and Daniel Carter, two of the 10 friends who helped Josh collect the goods.
A week later when we collected the bags and dropped them off at the Seneca Warehouse, we discovered we had collected and filled three gaylords full of items, plus the breakable stuff that couldn't be put in those giant cardboard boxes. For the collection part of this project I had about 10 people helping me and it took about an hour.
Over all... a great success. I chose St. Vinnie's because of their compassion towards the less fortunate and their low prices on name brand clothes and other equipment. I would also like to say thank you to the generous and caring people in our community who took the time to find things that they thought others might need. Thank you.
Eagle Scout Candidate