Saint Vincent de Paul Eagle Project

My name is Tim Whitney and I'm a sixteen year old high school student. I am a Boy Scout and I'm working to obtain the highest rank in Scouting: Eagle Scout. I've been in Scouts since I was six years old and its all lead up to this project. To become an Eagle Scout a scout must gather and lead members of his community in an act of service. I've gotten a lot out of being a scout and I'm excited to have an opportunity to give back to the community, and this is how I plan to do so:

Last summer I volunteered at Saint Vincent de Paul for forty hours and became very impressed with their mission. I looked for a possible need to be fulfilled and found Saint Vincent de Paul Mesa Dining Room. The Saint Vincent de Paul Mesa Dining Room helps feed and clothe homeless in their community. The other part of this facility is its urban farm, which is the highest producing out of all SVdP locations.  The garden doesn't only give these people fresh produce to eat, but a place to work and learn skills. The facility also helps the homeless find jobs, and get back on their feet and off the streets. The only shade, currently, for the homeless workers and volunteers is a worn EzUp.

My Eagle Project will entail the building of two lasting and quality shade structures for the people of the farm. The cost for supplies alone to build two permanent shade structures is just under $2500. Donations will go a long way to make this project happen for these people in need. 

I have fundraised $550 on my own in the past month, and have more fundraising in the works. The project is on the last weekend of April and just under $2500 still needs to be raised to purchase needed materials. The two day project will take over twenty five scout volunteers and help from their parents. After the cost of supplies are paid for, money will be used to provide food and drinks for the volunteers, as well as to offer some money to the contractor who is volunteering his time to oversee the construction. 

Picture of the farms fresh produce:



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Dona DiCenso Whitney 
Scottsdale, AZ
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