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Updated: 08/09/2017 08:30:02AM

Girl Scouts give back to homeless and foster children

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SUN PHOTO BY SOMMER BROKAW
Girl Scout Ericka Thacker of Troop 611 holds up a bag containing the toothbrush kit donated as part of bedtime bags for foster and homeless children. More bedtime bag supplies are laid out on table at Neil Armstrong Elementary School. Pictured next to Thacker are, from left, Erin Atkinson, adult volunteer; and scouts Bailey Grahmann, Alyssa Papol and Riley Grahmann.

SUN PHOTO BY SOMMER BROKAW

Some of the backpacks and supplies, which will be donated to Neil Armstrong Elementary children in need are pictured. From left: Girl Scout Ericka Thacker of Troop 611, adult volunteer for Troop 611 Erin Atkinson, and scouts Bailey Grahmann, 11, Alyssa Papol, 14, and Riley Grahmann, 9.

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Alyssa Papol, a sophomore at Port Charlotte High School and senior Girl Scout for Troop 611, stands next to the shoe supply area for children in need of new shoes, which she organized in bins by size to make it easier to distribute.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY TESSA GRAHMANN

Bailey Grahmann, Riley Grahmann and Erika Thacker, of Girl Scout Troop 611 of Charlotte County, are pictured making blankets for bedtime bags for foster and homeless children.

PHOTO PROVIDED BY TESSA GRAHMANN

Bailey and Ericka are pictured at stand they used to raise money for bedtime bags for foster and homeless children.

By SOMMER BROKAW

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CHARLOTTE COUNTY — Bailey Grahmann, 11, scrolled through Pinterest looking for ideas for a Girl Scout project. She saw bedtime bags for foster and homeless children.

“On Pinterest, there were so many things for homeless shelters in Florida,” Bailey said. “I think I’ll help them now.”

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