Girl Scouts lend hand to homeless people
August 29, 2013 3:14PM
Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 60380's Help the Homeless project with South Suburban Public Action to Deliver Shelter prepared and distributed care bags for homeless men and women. | Supplied photo
Updated: October 2, 2013 6:02AM
Cadette Girl Scouts from Troop 60380 have been working to earn the Girl Scout Silver Award, the second highest Girl Scout award.
For their project, “Help the Homeless,” the girls prepared and distributed care bags at South Suburban Public Action to Deliver Shelter.
The Girl Scouts visited the PADS program at Living Springs Community Church in Glenwood to see how the program worked and to talk with the patrons.
The scouts sold Girl Scout cookies and obtained donations from local businesses, friends and family to purchase items for the care bags. The bags contained lotion, sunscreen, deodorant, water bottles, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, hand sanitizers, wipes and other items. Bags for children had toys, stuffed animals, books, and other items.
The bags were distributed at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights and at First Christian Church in Chicago Heights.