Brownies learn about philanthropy with visit to Hancock Hope House


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Reaching out: New Palestine Brownie Troop member Rebekah Pies reaches for a recently donated gift at Hancock Hope House. Her troop dropped off donations and took a tour. (Kristy Deer/Daily Reporter)


GREENFIELD — While it might be hard for most 7- and 8-year-olds to truly understand what it means to be homeless and in need, girls in New Palestine Brownie Troop 874 had their eyes opened to such a plight during a recent field trip to Greenfield.

The girls, who are working to earn their philanthropy badges, took donations and visited  Hancock Hope House where Executive Director Steve Vail explained to the youngsters what goes on at the homeless shelter.

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