Making a Difference at Any Age
In the last month, several local youth have taken time from their summer vacations to think about their less fortunate neighbors and support Carpenter’s Shelter. Danielle Baker, a soon-to-be high schooler, spent the last year mentoring elementary school girls through the Read 2 Lead program at Browne Academy. Danielle worked with the Read 2 Lead group to organize a book drive and collected over 300 children and young adult books that she donated to Carpenter’s Shelter. The children’s library at the shelter is now full of books thanks to Danielle’s efforts!
Sisters, Bryn and London, also worked this summer to end homelessness in our community. On a warm July afternoon, Bryn and London ran a lemonade and tangerine stand with all proceeds benefiting Carpenter’s Shelter. By the end of the afternoon, the girls had raised $42 for Carpenter’s!
Danielle, Bryn and London remind us that no matter our age, we can all have a lasting impact and work to end homelessness in our community. Other ways for youth to support Carpenter’s Shelter include making laundry detergent (contact Rebecca Hightower for the recipe), hosting a bake sale, car wash or yard sale with proceeds benefiting Carpenter’s, or joining Circle of Hope, which provides the entire family with volunteer, fundraising and social opportunities.