Last year, VEAP received an interesting project idea from an 11th grader at Kennedy High School in Bloomington…
Taylor English is a member of Boy Scouts Troop 439 and was working toward earning his Eagle Scout rank. Part of that process includes a scout-led service project and Taylor hoped he could support VEAP in some way.
After brainstorming and talking through ideas with mentors, Taylor decided he would build donation bins on wheels to make collecting food drive items much easier for local churches. Says Taylor: “I felt that this would be beneficial because it will be easier to transport the donated goods to the vehicles for transportation. Since the majority of people that transport the goods are elderly, I thought a bin on wheels would make it easier for them.” We agreed it was a great idea!
Taylor reached out to Transfiguration Lutheran Church (TLC) and St. Stephens Lutheran Church who were both on board with the project.
Throughout the pandemic and his senior year of high school, Taylor worked on building his wooden bins and getting together the items needed to make them functional and easy-to-use. We’re pleased to share that Taylor just finished a total of six bins and made a special delivery to both TLC and St. Stephens to pass along the final product!
Taylor will also be holding a food drive to fill up these bins and invites all to participate:
When: February 8 – 25, 2021.
Where: Transfiguration Lutheran Church (11000 France Ave S) and St Stephens Lutheran Church (8400 France Ave S). Both churches are located in Bloomington.
What: food and personal hygiene items for VEAP’s food pantry
Thank you Taylor for your incredible work on this project and congratulations on achieving your Eagle Scout rank! We are so lucky to have received your support.