Brillion, Reedsville Girl Scout troop helps those in need

Girl Scouts debut Blessing Box in Brillion Sunday, May 6, 2018. (WLUK/Amber Luckett)

BRILLION (WLUK) -- The Girl Scouts of Brillion and Reedsville took on a new task to help those in need.

The group unveiled its new Blessings Box Sunday, something they've been working on for more than a year.

Taylor Viestenz is a part of that troop and said she's excited to do something for other.

"We're putting like shampoo and little products and stuff that won't expire quickly into the blessings box so poor people or people who really need it can come here and take it when they really need it, " said Viestenz.

While the girls came up with the idea Jill Hill a Leader for the troop said a donation from a company in the community helped make it possible.

"When they closed, the Brillion Iron Works Union donated a generous amount to us and we decided we wanted to give back to the community with this blessings box," said Hill.

"I think it's great. It has been a lot of work over the last year or two and when we came up with the idea we really wanted it to be girl centered and something that continued on for years," she said.

Brillion mayor Gary Dieter came out to Sunday's ceremony to show his support for the scouts and said it's touching to see them doing something so impactful to help others.

"Oh I think it's great for the community and caring and sharing and doing something for the less fortunate. It's good to see the community come together to do something for the less fortunate," said Mayor Dieter.

The Blessing Box will be located outside of the Econo Foods grocery store in Brillion, they also plan to collect donations to keep the box filled.

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