17-year-old collects donations for project
Stephen Done, a 17-year-old Johnson Lane resident, is working to achieve his rank as an Eagle Scout.
A senior at Douglas High School and member of Boy Scout troop No. 140, Done has been approved to do his Eagle Project. For his community service project he decided to collect winter clothing for a children’s home in Reno.
The Kid’s Kottage in Reno is a shelter for abused or abandoned children and is in need of warm clothing for ages newborn through 17 years of age.
“They really need coats, but are also accepting hats, mittens, gloves, scarves and boots,” Done said.
Done learned of the need for clothing from his sister Heather Done who works at the Kid’s Kottage.
“Most of the time these kids come to the shelter with just what they have on,” Done said. “There is no time to get their personal belongings.”
Done has set up collection boxes at the following locations: The Minden Pizza Factory, Gardnerville Ranchos Pizza Factory, Ironwood Stadium Cinema 8, Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza, Pizza Barn, Scolari’s Food & Drug Company and Smith’s Food & Drug Center in Gardnerville. The collection boxes have been in place since Dec. 15 and will remain there until Dec. 31.
For information, if you have questions about how you can help or need to arrange pick-up of donations, you can call Stephen Done at 267-3593.