The seven- and eight-year-old Brownies of Girl Scout Troop 7026 of Greater Los Angeles chose to give back to their Burbank community by holding a pet food and supply drive during the month of May. The youngsters donated the items collected and a Petco gift card of $246 to the Burbank Animal Shelter on Wednesday, May 20.
“The girls had a blast,” said troop leader Toni Avalos. “The girls created fliers to pass door to door, shot a commercial for posting on social media and even partnered with Petco in Burbank to collect donations outside their store for a day.”
The girls also picked up donations from neighbors, family and friends. When they took all the donations to the Burbank Animal Shelter, the Brownies also had a tour of the facility and met some of the furry friends staying there.
The Brownies collected a bag of bunny food, 105 cans and five bags of cat food, 100 cans and six bags and four boxes of dog food, a box of doggy treats, 20 blankets, two comfort mats, a ball, two dog chew toys, five food bowls, a dog sweater, a dog collar, a dog harness, a dog leash, a cat bed and $246 towards a Petco gift card.
“I love animals and I’m happy we could help them,” commented Girl Scout Brownie Brooklynn. “It took our whole troop to gather donations, we couldn’t have done it by ourselves.”