Aug 19, 2015 2:17 PM
Hollis teen builds bookshelves, donates books to Nashua shelter for women, children
HOLLIS – Michaela Pillion, a 17-year-old student at the Hollis-Brookline High School, is not a stranger to giving back to the community.
Pillion, a longtime Girl Scout, spent much of 2012 constructing bookshelves and collecting over 3,000 books for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter.
During her work at the Nashua shelter, she learned of a nearby transitional housing complex that helps homeless women and children: Marguerite’s Place.
Pillion saw another opportunity to help others – one that would turn into a yearlong project and would earn her a Girl Scout Gold Award.
Michaela built a customized table that doubles as an indoor sandbox for the children at Marguerite’s Place. She didn’t stop there. Michaela also made hardwood bookshelves and filled them with books for preschoolers and then led craft sessions.
NH1 would like to congratulate Michaela for her hard work and her Gold Award!