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Local youth helps the needy

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The Union StaffLark Zachary, Anna Daggett and Suzie Daggett, Anna's mother.
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Anna Daggett is a fifth-grader at Deer Creek School in Shelley Bryan’s class. When Anna was in third grade, she began to wonder about what happens when people find themselves without a home. Her mother, Suzie Daggett, helped Anna understand some of the reasons people become homeless. Anna decided that she needed to help some of the homeless, so she established a small group of caring third- graders and began a club called Kid Power. Kid Power has adopted families at the Manzanita House and helped them in many small ways. As an example, the group gathered hotel soaps and shampoos from friends and family and donated them to Manzanita House to give to families in need. They also brought cheer to families as they sang Christmas carols.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, Anna and her mother visited Soroptimist International of the Sierra Foothills to talk about Kid Power. Anna explained how the program has grown and when they meet. SI of the Sierra Foothills donated $300 to Anna and her group, so that they could continue to help at Manzanita House.

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