Students seek to help

Published 3:15 pm Thursday, June 29, 2017

Fuqua School and Madeline’s House have partnered together for a good cause.

According to a press release, the Fuqua School Junior Girl Scout Troop 5200 wanted to work on a project that would help the community and help individuals. According to the release, they decided to make “blessings bags” to donate to Madeline’s House.

“The girls came up with the idea and then coordinated with each school to receive donations,” officials said. “The girls then tasked themselves with sorting and packaging the items.”

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Ashley Parsons-Crowder, a children’s program coordinator, met with the students to receive the packages.

“The girls were so excited to show what items they had collected, not because they wanted the recognition, but because they were excited to be able to help others,” Parsons-Crowder said in the release.

“The blessings bags have already helped two families and seven children feel more at home in our emergency shelter,” officials said in the release.

For more information on Madeline’s House or how you can help, visit or call (434) 292-1077.