By Jayme Mendenhall
Josh Bagley, of McKinney Texas, decided that for his Eagle Scout project he would put together school kits for CREED. He began by collecting donations. He was able to collect about $750 total of gifts in kind and cash. Josh made up a list and budgeted out the expenses; then he went shopping.
While Josh was out shopping for the items, a lady stopped him in the store and asked him about his full shopping cart of school items. He explained to her his plan for the school kits and his goal of achieving his Eagle Scout award. Without skipping a beat she said, “I would like to participate and help too!” She then opened up her wallet and gave him $20 cash on the spot! Josh thanked her for her kindness and generosity. The twenty dollars were used to fund two more school kits.
Josh organized over 20 volunteers from the community to help in a massive assembly line. In less than five hours, from start to finish, the group was able to put together 562 school kits! Not only were the school kits assembled in those five hours, but they were all packaged in boxes and made ready to ship! Those school kits are now on their way to Haiti and Belize. It was a great experience for him and through his efforts many children will be blessed as they work to gain an education. We appreciate Josh's leadership and hard work on this project. Here at CREED we will be looking forward to attending Josh’s Eagle Scout Award ceremony!