A valley Eagle Scout and his troop spent the day going above and beyond to help kids their very own age.
They spent the weekend assembling care packages for a non-profit organization that helps children in the foster care system.
Making a difference takes hard work, dedication and a lot of help.
“I wrote I think fifty letters asking for donations,” said Eagle Scout Giovanni Battistoni. “[With] those donations I got money, also I bought supplies too for the packs.”
For several months now Battistoni has working on a very special community service project.
“I have several friends in Arizona that are foster parents and they were telling me that the foster kids when they get taken to child-help that they don't have any necessary supplies that they need so I came up with the idea of a care package.”
Together with members from his Troop 515 and West Valley fire fighters 500, care packages were assembled.
“We took him, we bought diapers, granola bars, apple sauce packets, juice boxes… the food type items that were going into his bag for the kids,” said Mike Wanczyk with Buckeye Fire.
From pencils and activity books to pillows and snacks, the care packages are meant to provide a little bit of comfort for children entering Child Help's Foster care in Phoenix.