Scouts collect, donate gloves and socks for homeless

Pictured: (Top row) Shelly Alam, Zoe White,Lydia Parkey, Troop Leader Crystal White. (Middle row) Izzy White and Savannah Long. (Front row) Alexis Helmuth, Evy Smith, Scout Johnson and Erin Bowlby.

For most, it seems like a simple comfort—the warmth of gloves and socks—but for those without a place to live, it's everything.

Recently, members of Girl Scout Troop 7049, saw a need and wanted to help.

The troop partnered with "Glocks For The Homeless," a charity organization whose mission is simple, "to impact the world by keeping homeless fingers and toes warm in the winter time."

"This was the first time for us. The girls wanted to do something for the homeless. They got donations and we used funds from our fall product to get all the supplies we needed to make 38 total bags. Plus, we had extra of a few things to give them also," said Troop Leader Crystal White. "the girls wanted a hands on program where they could put it all together and actually see where it went."

When Glocks For The Homeless shared the troop's success on their social media account they were immediately flooded with praise for the girls' efforts.

"In a 'me, me, me' world it is so refreshing and exciting to see these girls thinking of others and doing something about it. A good reminder for me to help others, too. Way to go girls," said one comment.

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