A new AJC story about Decatur High School Junior Michelle Gillig…
What Gillig has done is collect enough toiletries to fill 150 shoe boxes, the largest single donation United Way has ever received since launching its Shoebox Project five years ago.
“I think it’s important to give back to your community and it makes me feel really good to help other people,” Gillig said.
The effort, she said, started last summer when she set her sights on the Girl Scout Gold award and received an e-mail about the ShoeBox Project from a friend. Gillig logged onto the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta’s Web site for more information. The agency was collecting items for area homeless shelters.