On May 11, 2017, Daniel Massie, of Troop 93, attained the rank of Eagle Scout. Daniel’s project was a grassroots endeavor to collect art supplies in an effort to help children struggling through traumatic diseases and injuries. Daniel’s hope is that children might be able to forget their uncomfortable situations, if for only a few moments, while they make art pieces to share with their doctors and families.
Art-related items and crayons (new and used) were collected from local restaurants, schools, churches, and individuals. Daniel and his volunteers collected over 23,000 crayons. The used crayons were melted and re-molded into usable crayons. The art supplies were donated to the Children’s Hospital of Alabama.
During the explanation of the project to his volunteers, Daniel stated, “They may not know who we are, they may not know what we have done – but we will.” At age 13, Daniel shows a true heart of compassion for others and a deep desire to help the environment. As a result of this project, The Children’s Hospital of Alabama will continue to receive regular shipments of refurbished crayons for many years to come. In addition, through the efforts of several volunteers who helped with this project, 120 pounds of crayons were kept out of the landfills of Alabama.
Congratulations to Daniel on a job well done!