Julia is my hero—she organized Showers to Go!, a program that provides personal care products for needy community members. Julia learned at school that personal hygiene is one of many challenges faced by the homeless. The next day, Julia took the contents of her piggy bank to her teacher, asking that she give the money to a homeless person in need. Instead, her teacher challenged Julia to think of ways she could help more than one person. Showers to Go! was born. Julia rallied her classmates to donate shampoo, soap, and other personal care products to fill over 80 cloth bags she and her friends sewed. Migrant workers in a nearby community benefited from Julia's inspiration. 'I learned that even a twelve-year-old can make a difference in the community and improve people's lives,' says Julia.
This story courtesy of www.barronprize.org
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