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Supply drive for needy moms nets more than 6,000 diapers and earns teen top Scouting award

COURTESY PHOTO: ANNA MILMORE  - Anna Milmore delivers diapers and wipes to Greshams Pregnancy Resource Center.

Troutdale Girl Scout Anna Milmore gathered over 6,000 diapers and more than 230 packages of diaper wipes, earning her the highest honor in Girl Scouts, the Gold Award.

Milmore, a 2020 graduate of Troutdale's Open Door Christian Academy, said "many mothers are challenged to gain access to certain resources that they may need for their young children or infants."

So she decided on the diaper drive and donated her haul to the Pregnancy Resource Center in Gresham.

"With the help of friends and family, I was able to collect a truck load of donations of diapers and diaper wipes for mothers in need," she said.

The prestigious Girl Scout Gold Award acknowledges each recipient's dedication to empowering and bettering herself while working to make the world a better place, Girl Scouts explained. To earn the award, the scout has to complete a project that improves the world or her community.

"Like all Gold Award Girl Scouts, Anna was able to challenge herself, learn and grow through the process of earning her Gold Award," says Paige Walker, Chief Operations Officer for Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington.

"We are proud that Anna was able to lead and make a difference in the inclusive and supportive environment that Girl Scouts provides," Walker added.

Milmore has been a Girl Scout since she was 5 years old and she has "experienced so many different things throughout my years in scouting."

"These donations were a tremendous gift and will go on to bless so many mothers and babies," said Milmore.

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