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Eagle Scout Builds Care Packages for Kids in Foster Care

One Eagle Scout from the Grand Canyon Council is going above and beyond to help kids in his community’s foster care system with an Eagle Scout project that’s providing essentials and comfort to children in need.

For several months, Giovanni B. led and executed a service project in which he gathered supplies and assembled care packages for children entering Child Help’s Foster Care in Phoenix, AZ.

“I have several friends in Arizona that are foster parents and they were telling me that the foster kids when they get taken to Child-Help that they don’t have any necessary supplies that they need so I came up with the idea of a care package,” explained Giovanni to Fox 10 Phoenix.

The Eagle says he wrote about fifty letters requesting donations for supplies. He partnered up with other Scouts in his troop, along with fire fighters from the Buckeye Fire Department to produce 500 care packages for the foster care center.

“We took him, we bought diapers, granola bars, apple sauce packets, juice boxes… the food type items that were going into his bag for the kids,” said Mike Wanczyk with the Buckeye Fire Department.

Giovanni gathered items of need like pillows and snacks, but he also thought it was important to supply the kids with fun items like activity books and writing tools.

To get the full story of how this Eagle Scout is helping kids his age in need, head to Fox 10 Phoenix.

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Hayley Cordaro is a communications specialist at the Boy Scouts of America. She loves sharing inspiring success stories and uncovering new ways volunteers and employees can make the most of their Scouting experience. If you have story ideas or questions, reach out to us at communications@scouting.org.