Keeping Basehor warm
Brownie Troop hosts coat drive for needy families
A local organization is doing its part to see that needy Basehor families have plenty of coats, gloves and blankets this winter.
Brownie Troop 3243, which consists of eight Basehor Elementary School third-grade students, is sponsoring a coat and canned food drive beginning Saturday, Nov. 2.
The coat drive is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Basehor City Hall. There will be a drop box at City Hall for anyone wanting to donate warm clothing or canned food.
Blankets can also be donated, but they must be new, Brownie Troop 3243 leader Connie Fenton said.
Fenton said the organization had previously considered using the drive for Kansas City's Project Warmth, but thought their efforts might be better used at home.
"We're bringing Project Warmth out here," she said.
"We're trying to give back to the community and help those in our community," she added.
In addition to helping the community, the organization is using the coat drive as a service project, which is required so the girls can qualify junior girl scouts.
The service project is being coordinated with the Basehor-Linwood Assistant Services (BLAS) group.
If anyone misses the Saturday coat drive, items can still be donated at Basehor Elementary School. For more information, contact BLAS coordinator Debbie Dearinger at (913) 724-1396.