In order to earn the Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting, Michaela O’Connell, a sophomore at Croton Harmon High School in Croton, NY, came up with a project to help the residents of Susan's Place. Her project, entitled “Housewarming for the Homeless," will equip residents with a box of items to furnish their new apartment when they move into permanent housing.
Michaela rallied her community to gather the desired household goods.
She then recruited residents of Susan's Place to help her sort through
sheets, towels, pillows, laundry detergent and kitchen items. The items
were packed into a "house warming box," ready for residents as they move
into permanent housing.
This year is also the 100th anniversary of Girl scouting and Michaela
is continuing the Scouts' long-standing tradition of making a difference
in the community. Thank you Michaela for all your hard work and for
helping women who need it the most.