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Girl Scouts from Neligh not only collected items to donate to the Orphan Grain Train, but they recently volunteered to packaged Mercy Meals as well.
Brownie Troop 50336 collected over 1000 pounds of items to donate to the Orphan Grain Train, based in Norfolk. The girls wrote letters to local places of business asking if they would be a collection site for the donations.
The girls then decorated boxes with a list of items most requested by Orphan Grain Train as a suggestion for items to donate.
“The community of Neligh was a great help in making the drive such a success. The items collected included clothing, shoes, baby items, toiletries and school supplies that will then be sent to communities around the world who need those items,” said brownies leader Christina Wilson.
Daisies and Brownies volunteered to package meals at Mercy Meals. A group of 13 girls and four adults packaged enough meals to feed 1,512 people during their one-hour shift. The meals will likely go to people in need in Haiti, The Philippines, or Zambia.
Girls in grades Kindergarten through 4th grade who would like to join the Girl Scouts are encouraged to contact either Wilson or Kendra Mortensen at Neligh-Oakdale’s West Ward Elementary by calling 402-887-4754.