Bryant Ranch School third grader Malia Penrose and her friends from Girl Scout Troop 4026 in Yorba Linda organized a charity drive to collect clothes and blankets for Village of Hope. Part of the Orange County Rescue Mission, Village of Hope is a 192-bed transitional housing program for homeless men, women and children. For more information on Village of Hope, click here.
Below, Malia Penrose shares her experience with the donation drive:
Toward the end of last year, my Girl Scout Troop 4026 had created a donation drive so we could help other people. I am pleased to announce that it is going well. It made me happy and grateful to donate so much to adults and children because I like doing it. Our Troop collected clothing and gave it to the Orange County Rescue Mission so we can help people in need. A lot of people donated clothing for children. Most of our donations were placed in a cardboard box that we put in the office at school. We wanted to make it easy for people to donate. The response was amazing, so many people donated. The funny thing is so much was given, that we filled the back of my mom’s big car. In fact, it was such a success, that the Mission posted the event on their Facebook page. I want to thank all who helped and who donated.