How to Feel Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
by Diane Andrews
Mary Poppins isn't the only person ever to feel that way. The Girl Scouts of Santa Clara Troop 60129 feel happy, excited, awesome, appreciated, helpful, effective, graceful, and—hold onto your hat Mary Poppins—supercalifragilisticexpialidocious about stocking the shelves of JW House with donated household and food items they collected. And they want you to know that you, too, can feel that way by serving the community.
"When you donate stuff, it makes you feel good and makes the people you donate to feel good," says Samantha.
On May 26, Girl Scouts Samantha, Andrea, Annie, Audrey, Elizabeth, Hazel, Jasmine, Kimberly, Ruth, and Sela—all nine and ten-year-old fourth graders at Eisenhower Elementary School—energetically loaded nine boxes of items that included linens, paper towels, toilet paper, detergent, tea, juice, energy bars, tuna, and 20 boxes of brownie mix onto red wagons and hauled it all inside JW House. They had just spent three weeks collecting the donations from their classmates as part of their Girl Scout Take Action Journey Project.
Kimberly and her mom had visited JW House and brought back its story to the troop. The nonprofit guest house, which opened in 2008 on the grounds of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara.
By Carolyn Schuk
Jane Pauley Salutes HOPE Services
Award winning broadcast journalist and author of the best-seller "Skywriting: A Life Out of the Blue," Jane Pauley was the keynote speaker last week at HOPE Services annual Rise & Shine fundraiser at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Mission City Ballroom.