Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Project Provides Shoes For Foster Children

Wren of Troop 1150, and an 8th grader at St. Bernard Preparatory School, collected shoes for several years to help foster children in Cullman. She planned to collect shoes for another year, but in light of the recent tornadoes, and the fact that she had already collected over 400 shoes, she decided to distribute the shoes this year just in time for school. Working with the Cullman Department of Human Resources (DHR), she set up a day for foster parents and DHR workers to come and “shop for shoes” for their children.

Wren’s idea for the project stemmed from her family’s own involvement as foster parents, when children often arrived without the basic necessities. The family started keeping extra shoes for the foster children that would stay with them, even if the stay was brief. Wren has been a Girl Scout for eight years.