Help Girl Scouts help families with book drive

Girl Scout Troop 6749 may not be able to help adults get their GED, but they can help the children of those adults during classes.

Seed of Faith, a private non-profit organization incorporated in 2005, provides classes for basic computer literacy, resume writing and application completion and General Education Development certificates. The organization also provides some social and medical assistance.

Troop Leader Judy Huse has a co-worker who is involved in the Seed of Faith program, and after hearing some needs from him, she talked to her Girl Scouts, who are third- and fourth-graders.

They decided to start a book drive for children who are waiting for their parents taking classes at Seed of Faith.

“We’re doing it so the parents can get their GED,” said Scout Jayslyn Holland. She said it’s also important to the scouts that the children have the opportunity to learn and read books.

“We’re trying to stop the kids from coming in and interrupting the classes and to keep them entertained,” said Amy Chapman.

Jennifer Espinoza said she and her fellow Girl Scouts have been setting out donation tubs at Westwind, North Ridge and Willow Bend elementary schools.

“It can be any kind of book,” said Gabby Hernandez.

The Girl Scouts said they have a goal of obtaining 3,000 books for Seed of Faith by the end of the school year. So far they have received 293 books.

To donate books, call Huse at 787-6685 or take books to Westwind, North Ridge or Willow Bend.

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