Scouts support Ronald McDonald House

Published 12:59 am Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Local Girl Scouts are giving back to those in need, but they require the public’s assistance to do so.

“We will be collecting pop tabs and wish list items to take to the Ronald McDonald House in Pensacola,” said Carrie Kime of Troop 9130.

The girls will visit the Ronald McDonald house on July 23.

During their time there, the Girl Scouts will drop of items and help guests with chores.

“Girl Scots are widely recognized for their cookies, camping crafts, but modern Girl Scouting is about much more than that,” said Meghan Cochrane, director of public relations and marketing for Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama. “Girl Scout Troops from southern Alabama like Troop 9130 prove this by doing their ‘Good Turn Daily;’ a motto used by Girl Scouts since 1912 to remind them of the many ways they can contribute positively to the lives of others.”

The public can help by donating items such as:

• 13-gallon trash bags;

• Individual snacks;

• paper towels;

• toilet paper;

• paper plates;

• gallon ziplock bags;

• gift cards;

• cleaning supplies;

• laundry detergent

• personal care products such as deodorant, hand sanitizer, disposable razors and mouthwash;

• pantry items ranging from broth to dressings to mayo and peanut butter;

• household items such as aluminum foil, plastic wrap, paper towels, toilet paper, food storage containers and more.

• Gift cards to Wal-Mart, Target, Sam’s, Office Depot, for gas or for restaurants; and,

• Linens for queen size beds; bath towels and more.

The drop off location will be at A&A Welding Supply at 304 River Falls St. , across from G&S Auto Sales and Ophelia’s.