Ahwatukee Girl Scouts collect coats for Maggie's Place

Front Row (left to right): Anabelle Schuler, Catherine Elifritz, Abi Lewis, Mia Trausch. Back Row (left to right): Anika Porwal, Hunter McCormick, Gillian Kennedy, Jaden Langston, Kalise Glenn. Not Pictured: Emily Carney, Amaya Chestnut, Hailey Cooper, Sharia Nelson and Nina Rowley.

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Ahwatukee Girl Scout Troop 665 hosted a coat drive last month with the help of the national organization, One Warm Coat, to collect more than 100 coats for the women and children at Maggie’s Place, a community that provides houses of hospitality for expectant women who are alone or on the streets and wish to achieve their goals in a dignified atmosphere. Maggie’s Place operates four homes, including three in Phoenix.

One Warm Coat provided the girls with marketing materials to help build awareness of their project and promote their efforts and success on their website.

The five donation boxes that were filled to capacity were picked up by the agency last month and the coats were presented to the families of Maggie’s Place at their annual Christmas celebration on Dec. 22. Over half of all the coats collected came from the faculty and student body of Ahwatukee’s Altadeña Middle School.

For more information about Arizona Girl Scouts and how to get involved, visit www.girlscoutsaz.org. For more information about One Warm Coat, visit www.onewarmcoat.org. For more information about Maggie’s Place, visit www.maggiesplace.org.

Beverly Stidham, (480) 898-7924 or bstidham@ahwatukee.com

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