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The girls of Girl Scout Troop 10479 collected money and toys to help Dream Weavers of Georgia and foster children. (click for larger version)
December 23, 2013
MILTON, Ga. Local Girl Scout Troop 10479 from Crabapple Crossing Elementary recently organized a month-long toy drive and raises money for Dream Weavers of Georgia.

Fifth Grade Girl Scout Junior Troop 10479 partnered with Learning Express of Alpharetta to collect toys and donations for Dream Weavers of Georgia. Dream Weavers' mission is to enrich the lives of foster children by creating opportunities and providing resources that promote the educational, emotional and social well-being of foster children. By engaging foster children in community-based and extracurricular activities, academic pursuits and providing a safe environment to heal with biological families, they are afforded the opportunity to maximize their potential. Dream Weavers is committed to seeing that foster children receive the "extras" in life that are often taken for granted.

Troop 10479 has a personal connection to Dream Weavers as one of their leaders, Laurin Lausier, is a foster mother and volunteer for the organization. This year, the girls decided to collect toys for Dream Weavers as their service project. They organized a month-long schedule with help from other Milton Services Units and Dream Weavers volunteers at Learning Express in Alpharetta. During the toy drive, they collected seven bins of toys and $740.35 in donations which was presented to Dream Weavers at their December meeting. Troop 10479 would like to thank Learning Express and the community for their generosity.

Troop 10479 includes Ashley Abel, Raina Damodaran, Lainey English, Emma Farrell, Danielle Faulhaber, Raven Hammett, Libby Lausier, Madeline Parker and Susie-Jane Wilson and leaders Laurin Lausier and Jeannie Parker.

For more on Dream Weavers, visit them online at www.DreamWeaversofgeorgia.org.

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