Cadettes Collect Items for Irving Street Women’s Shelter

Submitted by Media Star Charlotte H.

Metro Denver

Highlands Ranch

My Cadette Troop 61631 from Highlands Ranch led a drive for Denver’s Irving Street Women’s Shelter. Our troop started with a Zoom meeting to figure out what we wanted to accomplish. We selected this organization because we wanted to help women. Irving Street Women’s Shelter houses up to 25 women at a time, and women who live there are experiencing homelessness due to disability or mental health issues. Women can be welcomed to this residence to feel safe. 

Because of COVID, residents are limited to what they are able to do. We decided to collect gently used or new activities such as books, games, puzzles, and crafts. With winter coming, we also collected socks, gloves, and gently used clothes. 

Five girls from our troop participated. We designed flyers that were printed and given to neighbors. We also created digital flyers that we asked our parents to share on social media. Plus, our sister Junior Troop 66441 donated almost three dozen Fall Product Program items, such as candy and nuts for our drive. It felt good to help other women. We also made holiday cards to brighten their day.

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