Reknown Treats Sweeten Gifts To Homeless Families
Date: Wednesday, April 12 2017
Enterprising Girl Scouts Sell Cookies AND Get Them Re-donated
Photo below: A KEZI News camera rolls as members of Girl Scout Troop 20221 describe their outreach to First Place Family Center and homeless/at-risk families with children under 18.
The members of Girl Scout Troop 20221 decided to use the money raised from cookie sales this year -- $155 to be exact – to help meet the needs for basic hygiene supplies for families at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County’s First Place Family Center.
On April 10 at the First Place, the six fifth-grade girls and troop leaders Sheri Childers and Kathie Fischer presented shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, combs, razors, diapers, baby wipes and laundry soap. They’re also donating a case of assorted Girl Scout cookies that were purchased and then donated by customers.
“We’re excited to present these donations, and we hope that this blesses the kids and families who are served at First Place,” Childers said. She added that troop leaders look forward to having the Scouts visit the family center.
First Place assisted 643 families, including 1,255 children and 980 adults in 2016. The center offers homeless families with case management, as well as access to food, kitchen facilities, showers and personal hygiene items, laundry and supplies, computers and phones. It also provides a place for parents and their children to rest and be together in a safe, supportive environment.
Photo below: Putting their best smiles forward for the camera, a KEZI reporter and Girl Scout Troop 20221..