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Cause and Positive Effect

A roof over our heads may be a necessity, but for some, it’s an unaffordable luxury. Morgann Davis and her friends in Brownie troop 3885 were shocked to learn that over 800 Denton families—some of them their classmates—were identified as homeless. “You don’t think about that in the suburbs,” points out her mom, Misti Davis. The girls’ response was to collect the necessities—underwear and socks—and donate them to Denton ISD Social Services.

The girls decorated posters and spread the word around their Lantana neighborhood. But when the day of the big collection arrived, heavy storms put a damper on their plans. So they turned to Plan B—setting up camp outside JCPenney and Belk, taking donations from customers as they left the store. In the end, says Davis, they collected over 850 items. “In our community, parents tend to give,” says Davis. “It was a real eye opener for them that students in our area are struggling. … They worked really hard to make this happen.”

Want to make a difference, too? With cold days still ahead, how about dropping off a bundle of clothes and goods and help keep someone warm at Denton ISD Social Services. Call 940/369-0599 or visit dentonisd.org to get more info.