Local Girl Scouts go green

Local Girl Scouts go green
Learning from Helping Hands Director of Assistance and Referral Sherry Hamm about the non-profit agency are Girl Scouts (front row, from left) Katerina Thorpe, Melanie Platts, Olivia Stine, Jessica Underwood, Ashlyn Bender and Bryanna Pihlstrom; (second row) Elise Stine, Brandi Willis, Rachael Van Vleck, Mackenzie Bender, Baileigh Willis and Triniti Bennett; (third row) Jacqueline Thorpe, Victoria Van Vleck, Evelyn Hall and Mikayla Mathis, April Pihlstrom and Madeline Stine. Adult Leaders in back are (from left) Shaylynn Platts, Amy Van Vleck and Susan Hall.

(Rockwall) May 15, 2012 – Girl Scout Troop 8967 participated in the Forever Green Take Action Project by making bags from tee-shirts for use in packing food for Helping Hands clients of the Food Pantry.

They joined Girl Scouts around the world in learning the effects of waste on our environment and discovering ways to reduce waste. They also worked to reduce the number of discarded single-use plastic bottles and bags and to increase the aluminum recycling rates.

“We are so pleased that these girls selected Helping Hands as part of their project,” said Sherry Hamm, Director of Assistance and Referral. “The bags are wonderful – and so creative!”

Troop 8967 is a multi-level troop in Rockwall with 34 girls from kindergarten to high school.

Written by Judy Evans; submitted by Melody Hail, Director of Development, Rockwall County Helping Hands.

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