Boy was the morning of Saturday, December 5th a busy one! Troop 823’s girls were off and running to do some good deeds in service of their community.
First of all, Aleah, Kaytlen, Jayda and Alexis headed to Gaylord’s at Kilohana where they performed at 8:30am with Aloha Dance Studio at the 4th annual Breakfast With Santa where all proceeds benefit the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kauai.
Kyla headed straight to Walmart at 8am to man the Toys For Tots garden entrance booth along with troop 849 until the rest of her GS sisters arrived following their performance. These girls were there till 11am…
In addition, the girls busied themselves with shopping for two causes. Out of their troop funds, generated by 2015 cookie sales, they purchased $100 worth of toys and combined it with purchases some of them made with their families in order to donate over $100 worth of toys to Toys For Tots.
Again, out of their troop funds, they made another purchase of over $100 of various gift items, to be donated to Mahelona Hospital’s Long Term Care residents.
The holidays are just around the corner! As we look forward to Christmas and the New Year, it becomes a very busy time for all of us. Not only do we get to look forward to what we will receive under our Christmas trees; we get to make our Christmas shopping lists, go shopping for our friends and families, and participate in the many community giving events that come our way.
The first giving opportunity arose on November 28th for Kaytlen and Aleah, both Na Hoku ‘O Kauai pageant queens. They spent their morning (8-11a) at the Lihue Walmart manning the Toys For Tots table at the garden entrance.
Later that afternoon at 3:30p, both girls met the rest of the Na Hoku ‘O Kauai’s pageant queens at Kmart’s back parking lot where they prepared for Kukui Grove’s 21st Annual Christmas Parade which was at 4:30-5:30p.