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Katy Eagle Scouts Bless Krause with Service Projects

Katy Eagle Scout Chris Greene built two water cooler stands and two trash bin holders for Upbring Krause Children's Center for his service project.

Katy Eagle Scout Chris Greene built two trash bin holders for the Upbring Krause Children’s Center courtyard and two water cooler stands for the recreation area.

Chris Greene is a high school junior with a servant’s heart and a writer’s command of the English language. Chris’ Eagle Scout community service project provided the perfect opportunity to put both of those qualities to work.

This spring, Chris built two water cooler stands and two decorative trash bin holders for the girls at Upbring Krause Children’s Center. In a letter soliciting donations for supplies, he chose the perfect words to convey the impact of his project on our Krause girls.

“The wood and nails will eventually rot and rust, but the impact you leave on these young ladies could last a lifetime,” Chris wrote. “Together, we can not only change the look of a courtyard but also change the way a young woman looks at life, knowing she is loved and cared for.”

Chris, whose grandfather is retired Upbring CEO Bob Greene, grew up with Upbring and our mission. In addition to his service project, he frequently volunteers during the Upbring Golf Houston event.

Chris was one of two Eagle Scout candidates who recently blessed Krause through community service projects.

Katy Eagle Scout Joey Cano repaved a stone walking path in the Upbring Krause Children's Center garden

Fellow Eagle Scout Joey Cano repaved a stone walking path in the Upbring Krause Children’s Center garden.

Joey Cano, also a high school junior, repaired a flagstone path in the Krause garden. The garden is a serene place to relax, read or quietly reflect.

For Joey, the project was about more than helping make Krause a home-away-from-home for our brave girls. It was an opportunity to extend a commitment to serving children that started in his own home.

“Two of my sisters are adopted, and their home lives weren’t the greatest,” Joey said. “I will do anything I can to help more kids who have gone through the same struggles. I was taught to help people because it’s the right thing to do.”

Chris and Joey won’t have much down time this summer. Besides taking an Alaskan cruise with his family, Chris hopes to land his first job. Meanwhile, Joey plans to take four courses and participate in American Legion Boys State.

Despite their busy schedules, these young men will continue finding ways to help others create brighter futures. If you want to join them, we want to hear from you.

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