Brownie Troop 446 along with the help of St. Peter's Cadette Troop 432 are sponsoring a gently used Footwear Drive to send to the St. Peter's Mission in Guatemala. The shoes will be picked up by Feb. 15.
On Feb. 6, parishioner Alberta Mellert met with the girls to speak about her recent trip to a poor community in Guatemala. "We have so much and they have so little," she told the girls, according to a troop leader.
The Brownies where inspired by a photo of a girl about their age who was dancing and happy. Her shoes did not match and both shoes were for the left foot. With the help of Cadette troop 432, the girls created and posted posters to publicize the collection.
The girls also decorated boxes to store and ship the shoes.
The Port Washington community is invited to support the cause by bringing footwear, and leaving it in marked boxes in St Peter's school cafeteria. Flip flops, crocs, and sneakers are best to donate, according to the troops.