|Jenny Elliott, Leader of Troop 61686|
As the weather begins to cool down, local Girl Scouts teamed up with Ventura’s own Hypno Comics Store to donate socks to the homeless in need.
Girl Scout Troop 61686 annually sets aside a portion of proceeds from their fall product sales of nuts, candy, and magazines to support a service project to help, “Make the World a Better Place,” to honor the Girl Scout Law.
After considering a few different options, troop members voted to support the Los Angeles Dumbledore’s Army’s 2nd Annual Dobby’s Sock Drive in support of the Midnight Mission.
The troop was able to make a donation of $100.00 worth of men’s, women’s and children’s socks which will be distributed to the homeless before the cold season.
Several troop members showed up on delivery day to personally deliver the socks to Hypno Comic’s owner George Chase. Chase was pleased to see such a big contribution be made to his location’s collection box. This is one of three collection drives supported by the comic book store; later in the year the store also helps to collect food and toys.
The troop is happy to support these kind of collections, as in previous years the girls have helped collect many items of need including children’s books, pajamas and birthday supplies for hospitalized children.
Well done Troop 61686 on such a great way to give back to your community, and to all the volunteers who helped with this generous project!