A youth-led event in Ardrossan gave The Mustard Seed a large boost.
 
The 153 Ardrossan Scout Group ran an initiative called Packs of Hope in November, where they gathered non-essential items for the charity.
 
"This was a completely youth-led movement and idea. It was inspired by the kids to help our community, help those in need," said Roy Donaghy, the group commissioner.
 
In total, the 64 scouts filled 20 backpacks with beauty products and other non-essentials like toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, dental floss and hand warmers.
 
They also made an effort to gather winter wear. About 20 coats, over 50 toques, around 20 gloves and 20 scarves were gathered and given to The Mustard Seed.
 
"It really inspired the kids to see that being able to go out and do something, they're able to make a difference within our community."
 
The scouts ran a similar initiative in previous years.

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