Girl Scouts will act as junior angels for Community Action

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 November 2014 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers – Girl Scouts in Albion are planning their first “Junior Angels in Action” project on Nov. 29 to assist Community Action of Orleans & Genesee. Pictured, front row from left: Kaitlyn Allen, Neveya Barnes and Emma Snitzel. Back row: Emma Wadhams, Jessica Schleede, Community Action case manager Anni Skowneski and Kelly Ricker, Cobblestone Service Unit manager for the Girl Scouts.

ALBION – Community Action has a new group of angels to help the agency gather canned goods, winter clothing, school supplies and personal hygiene items.

Girl Scouts in Albion are planning their first project as “Junior Angels in Action” for Community Action of Orleans & Genesee. The Scouts will be spreading the word about the items noted above. Community members are welcome to drop off the canned goods, winter clothing and other supplies from 9 to 11 a.m. on Nov. 29. The Scouts will be at the Gotta Dance by Miss Amy studio at the corner of Liberty and West Bank streets.

Community Action has an “Angel” program for adults. They generally help with school supplies, winter clothing, holiday baskets and other materials that are outside what is considered crisis services, said Anni Skowneski, case manager for Community Action.

This is the first time the agency is working with “Junior Angels.” Skowneski said Wyoming and Genesee counties have a Junior Angels program. She would like to expand it in Orleans to Scouts, Student Councils and other youth organizations.

She said community members are always welcome to drop off canned goods, winter clothing and school supplies at Community Action sites on East State Street in Albion and the Public Square in Holley.