The girls in Troop 61133 decided to spend their first meeting of the school year in service to others. On Sunday, Sept. 11, the troop spent their day serving a midday meal to the homeless.
We contacted the Volunteers of America to schedule a time to serve lunch at The Mission in downtown Denver, the last VoA homeless day shelter open in the entire U.S. This day shelter provides people in need with a host of services including spiritual support, mental health, education, access to support organizations and daily meals.
More than 100 people came through the line to receive the meal. The girls helped plate the meals, served the plates, sanitized the center, cleaned the grounds and also cleaned up after the meal.
We were so lucky to be able to spend a few hours giving back to people who truly need it.
The Cadette troop has been together since 1st grade and the girls are now in 6th grade at Campus and West middle schools.