Denver Newsroom, Jun 22, 2021 / 18:00 pm
A Catholic teen in Colorado is hoping to earn the Gold Award, the highest award a Girl Scout can earn, by serving at a Catholic home for single mothers.
Since 2019, Ciara Marie Leal has organized countless donation drives for Mary’s Homes of Hope, a Catholic ministry to women who have experienced homelessness, based in a Denver suburb. She also helped design a website for the organization.
Statistics show that in Colorado, nearly 6% of households with children under the age of 18 are led by a single mother.
However, Leal’s inspiration for her project was more personal. Her own sister is raising two children as a single mother.