Published : Friday, June 3, 2016 | 12:48 PM
The 3rd grade Brownie Troop 201 of High Point Academy has been working to help needy families in the local community by assisting three organizations. First, the girls decided to donate profits from cookie sales to Food Forward, an organization that harvests fruit from homeowners’ trees to donate to schools and food pantries.
The girls also participated in “Girl Scouts Grapefruit Rescue” with Food Forward, picking 350 pounds of grapefruit with the head of volunteering, Joe Bobman. Second, the girls volunteered at Friends In Deed, a local food pantry for Pasadena area residents who have difficulty affording groceries. The girls enthusiastically stocked shelves, cleaned the shop and broke down 50 pound bags of flour into smaller servings, guided by volunteer director Tim Nisler.
Finally, they promoted Norma’s Nook to their school community. Norma’s Nook is a shop that accepts donations of professional clothing for needy women looking for jobs. The girls made signs and bookmarks to spread the word and generate awareness of Norma’s Nook. Throughout these projects, the Brownies worked with respect and awareness, knowing they can make a difference in their community.
High Point Academy, 1720 Kinneloa Canyon Rd, Pasadena, (626) 798-8989 or visit www.highpointacademy.org.