Local Girl Scout Troops 90658, 90027 and 90029 donated 90 “Socks of Love” to veterans May 21.
According to Tracy Marks, leader of Troop 90658, and Kelly Borges, leader of the Brownie Troop 90027, which is made up of juniors, the Scouts spent about $120 in donations to make up the Socks of Love care packages. The care packages include washcloths, soap, toothbrushes, candy, a granola bar, deodorant and a pair of socks.
There were separate Socks of Love packages for women that included feminine hygiene products.
The Scouts also donated about $500 worth of food as well as about $200 in toiletries for both men and women, according to the troop leaders.
Daisy Troop 90029, led by Amy Hernandez, also pitched in to help.