Girl Scout Junior Troop 20520 Helps the Homeless in Pittsburgh
Girl Scout Junior Troop 20520 consists of fifteen 4th grade girls from 3 different elementary schools in the Seneca Valley School District. As a troop they decided they wanted to help the homeless and after some research chose the Light of Life Rescue Mission as the organization they would help. Light of Life in Pittsburgh meets the immediate needs of homeless men and women, while empowering them to transform their lives. There are many types of donations collected by the Light of Life Rescue Mission and Troop 20520 chose to collect items for the Women’s Care Kits. Each kit contains: a bar of soap, disposable razor, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrush. The goal of Troop 20520 was to collect enough items to assemble and donate 75 Women’s Care Kits. The girls asked some local businesses if they could place collection bins in their lobby so with help from The Rose E. Schneider Family YMCA, Family Chiropractic, Rhoads Orthodontics, Zang Taekwondo, and X-cel Gymnastics the troop blew their goal of 75 kits out of the water. They donated 186 Women’s Care Kits, along with boxes of socks, underwear and feminine products. Some men’s items and other miscellaneous items were also donated. Six of the girls from the troop helped deliver the items to the Light of Life donation center in Pittsburgh on December 2. They all worked together to help unload all the boxes and were given a tour of the facility. When asked their thoughts about this project the girls said they felt happy being able to help people who needed it and for making someone’s day a little better. We are very proud of this group of girls and can’t wait to see what else they do.