Being a boy scout teaches the importance of giving back to the community. Owen, an 18-year-old high school graduate, selected Easterseals UCP for his Eagle Scout Community Service Project. He learned that Easterseals UCP needed masks to protect the front line who serve people living with disabilities and behavioral health challenges.
Boy scout donates 200 masks to his community. Owen gathered friends and family to help him cut fabric, assemble materials, and sew 200 masks. After a month of hard work, he delivered the masks to the Raleigh office. Easterseals UCP is grateful for Owen and his efforts in the community during the pandemic.
“It makes me feel good to provide a service of care for Easterseals UCP,” says Owen. “Every person matters and keeping them safe is important to me.”
This project and being an Eagle Scout has taught Owen about supporting people in need in his community. “Being an Eagle Scout is an honor. It teaches you life’s lessons, hard work and dedication. You can’t earn anything without putting effort into it.”
Owen plans to attend Brigham Young University in Idaho to study music education this fall.
About Easterseals UCP
Easterseals UCP North Carolina & Virginia is a trustworthy, compassionate partner providing exceptional disability and behavioral health services to help our neighbors live their best lives. Purpose, dedication and empathy drive our service delivery. Our diverse and inclusive 2,300 member team provides more than 9 million hours of meaningful support to 22,000 kids, adults and families in 11,000 home and community locations.