Fourteen Brownies earned their Philanthropist Badge this week by volunteering at The Salvation Army Family Store in Parker, Colorado.
The girls came from Pioneer Elementary School and were accompanied by troop leaders Diane Champan and Julie Griffith.
First they got a VIP tour of the store from manager Lorraine wilson and then took some time to ask questions. Then, retired Captain Ron McKinney, Community Relations Manager of The Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center in Denver, gave them a short history lesson about our Army.
The troop was divided in two and each group of girls worked for their badge by learning about store operations and how donated items are sold to raise funding for our no-fee, residential drug and alcohol rehabilitation program in Denver.
Congratulations to the girls of Troop 4282 on earning your Philanthropist Badge.
May you always remember the lessons you learned in Brownies this week: it’s important to donate your time, talent and money to care for those in your community who need help.
Thank you for choosing to serve with The Salvation Army!
Captain Ron McKinney contributed to this story.