Recently, Girl Scout Troop #333 planned and completed a hygiene drive for the Edwardsville/Glen Carbon Community. On one Saturday (April 22), Girl Scouts from Service Unit #108 distributed information to many households across several neighborhoods about hygiene items needed.
On the next Saturday (April 29), we collected items and brought them to our service unit office to be sorted by category. These items included shampoo, soap, detergent, toothpaste/toothbrushes, and deodorant. We spent three hours collecting and sorting, and then dropped off these items at the Glen-Ed Food Pantry. The Glen-Ed Pantry weighed all the items, and our total was 1,019 pounds of donations! The troop was so excited to see how much was donated, and the Pantry was very grateful for the needed items.
In the future, we hope to expand our range of collection to local elementary schools and businesses in the community.
Submitted by Kyra Miller, 11 years old, Troop #333