Thursday, December 06, 2007

Girl Scouts Collect Eyeglasses

On Halloween, girls from nine Brownie Girl Scout troops collected more than candy during Trick-or-Treat.

The troops partnered with the Horsham Lions Club to collect used eyeglasses. The girls handed out flyers to houses in their neighborhoods a week before Halloween. The flyers told the neighbors that the girls will be visiting during Trick-or-Treat on Halloween night to collect eyeglasses.

This is the second year the Horsham Lions Club has partnered with Girl Scouts to collect eyeglasses. This effort is called Sight Night, it's led by the Gift of Sight foundation, and you can learn more by visiting their website:

Each troop accumulated the eyeglasses and gave them to the Horsham Lions Club. The Lions will then have the eyeglasses cleaned, repaired, and redistributed to those in need in developing countries like Guatemala and Haiti.

In total, more than FIVE HUNDRED pairs were collected. The troops that participated were:

Brownie  7304Horsham, PAAndrea Killingsworth   
Brownie7597Horsham, PA  Sue Piergallini
Brownie73467Hatboro, PAJennifer Crosby
Junior71203Horsham, PATina Santacroce
Brownie71335Horsham, PALinda Gorkes
Brownie7117Horsham, PAMelissa Schmitt
Brownie71530Horsham, PASuzanne Weiss
Brownie64Jackson, NJGretchen Worrall
Junior791Hatboro, PADebbie Heenan

Photos of some of the troops are below. Click each for a larger version.

The Horsham Lions thanks all nine troops for their generous effort at helping Lions to preserve sight worldwide.

Troop 73467
led by Jennifer Crosby
(click for larger image)
Troop 64
led by Gretchen Worrall
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Troop 71203
led by Tina Santacroce
(click for larger image)
Troop 71335
led by Linda Gorkes
(click for larger image)
Troop 791
led by Debbie Heenan
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Troop 7117
led by Melissa Schmitt
(click for larger image)


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