San Clemente Times
The troop recently raised over $650 for over 45 to-go bags for the homeless. The bags are made up of basic necessities that these people need such as granola bars, packaged foods, travel-size shampoo, shaving equipment, deodorant, socks, underwear T-shirts and more. The troop raised the money, shopped and then created the bags during a recent troop meeting.
“These will go to 35 men and 10 women that are currently homeless in our area,” troop leader Erin Vainoris said in an email. “They are being donated through Welcome Inn on Nov. 28. Welcome Inn is always collecting (necessities).”
Girl Scout Troop 2505 includes 14 fourth-grade girls attending Vista Del Mar Elementary School in San Clemente. The troop members are: Claire Campbell, Isabella Farrell, Emma Hudelson, Jordan Lapin, Dylan McCants, Lauren Melcher, Mollie Naylor, Chloe Owens, Sydney Robinson, Lily Stewart, Caitlin Tateosian, Avery Vainoris, Samantha Westerfield, Macey Williams and troop leaders Kelli Hudelson, Erin Naylor, Laura Stewart and Erin Vainoris.