CORNING, N.Y. (WENY) – Steuben County Deputy Brooke Payne presented to the Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 61710 in Corning to explain the importance of kindness, giving back to the community and helping those in need.

The girls, ranging in age from 5 to 7, were striving to earn their PJ Patch.

Troop Leader, Mrs. Grover, said she decided to go a step further to teach the girls how to be kind and give back to their community and those in need, especially during the holiday season.

Troop members, their parents, friends and family collected 59 sets of new pajamas and 18 blankets to donate locally. Deputy Payne received the collected items and delivered them to the Steuben County Domestic Violence Shelter, to help children in need.

Sheriff Allard thanks Deputy Payne and the Girl Scouts Daisy Troop 61710 for their kind efforts and thoughtfulness.
“This is what makes Steuben County special” said Allard, “during the season when most children are focused on what they want for Christmas, these young people worked together to put words to action and give to others”.