A local Girl Scout troop in Boynton Beach has donated $500 to the Broward Education Foundation to benefit homeless students.
Troop 20582, with 17 girls who mostly attend Sunset Palms Elementary School, raised the money selling Girl Scout cookies. After funding a field trip, the girls voted to donate the remaining funds to charity.
“We had previously discussed the Broward Education Foundation’s Homeless Education Assistance Resource Team (H.E.A.R.T.), which helps families, children and youth in transition,” said Angela Fain, founder of the troop and co-leader with Niena Piedrahita-Pirri. “I shared with the girls a video the Broward Education Foundation produced about homeless students in our community. The girls were touched by their plight and voted to donate the $500 to help them.”
The Broward Education Foundation will match the funds the Girl Scout troop donated making their gift total $1,000.
The mission of the Broward Education Foundation is to energize and engage the extended community to transform the lives of Broward County Public School students through the support of quality education.
“This donation is particularly heartwarming because it is kids helping kids,” said Thomas P. Severino, president/CEO of the Broward Education Foundation. “We appreciate the fact that these girls recognize that the need for our homeless youth is real. They are contributing to the positive impact we can have on our students. We thank them from the bottom of our hearts.”
The nonprofit Broward Education Foundation aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors.
For more information about Girl Scout Troop 20582, email Angela.Fain@live.com.
About the Broward Education Foundation:
Established in 1983, the nonprofit Broward Education Foundation (BEF) aligns with Broward County Public Schools by providing support for innovative teaching to advance Pre K-12 achievement; critically needed educational materials for Title I school teachers and students, and scholarships for qualified high school seniors. Each year, the Foundation contributes more than $2 million to Broward County schools, serving as the catalyst for educational excellence.