Monday, September 28, 2020

Gold Award Spotlight- Give Them Shelter

Girl Scout Ambassador Jazzlyn took action and addressed homelessness in Hampton Roads and spread education in the community in her Gold Award project, Give Them Shelter!

Jazzlyn started her project by doing research and providing a week’s worth of public service announcements for the morning announcements at her high school that addressed the lack of affordable housing for women, veterans, and those struggling financially in Hampton Roads.

She also worked with the Samaritan House in Virginia Beach and local retailers to collect donations of pantry items, cleaning goods, children’s needs, bedding and more for three local families in temporary housing situations so they could have what they needed.

She more than exceeded her goal of helping three families through her outreach after she received hundreds of donations to stock the Samaritan House to help many more families!

Jazzlyn spoke at Hampton City Council monthly meeting to share her project and how the community can help. Mayor Donnie Tuck of Hampton awarded Jazzlyn with a Coin of Honor for her efforts.

Way to go Jazzlyn!