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Brownie Girls Help Rochester Hills Teen in Big Donation Effort

They collected more than 500 personal care items for the Neighborhood House.

Inspired by a Rochester Hills teen's charity work, a Brownie troop at Brooklands Elementary School recently collected more than 500 personal care items to donate to the Rochester Area Neighborhood House. 

Troop 74742 worked with Danielle Ziaja, founder of Clean Start Service Project. Earlier this month, Danielle met girls from the Brownie troop to sort the items and donate them to the Neighborhood House; Clean Start donated almost 7,000 items that day. 

Read more about Clean Start in this special section on Rochester Patch.

Danielle is the daughter of Rose and Bob Ziaja, an orthodontist in Macomb and Clarkston. She grew up seeing her dad receive nonstop samples of toothpastes. Thus, a service project was born.

So far, Clean Start has collected and donated 76,137 items to area organizations.

Want to donate? 

There's a collection box for Clean Start at Hepburn’s, 120 N. Adams, at the Village of Rochester Hills.

There are also collection boxes at five Fraser Optical locations in Macomb County.

  • 32925 Grosbeck Hwy, Fraser
  • 3602 15 Mile Road., Sterling Hts
  • 51026 Van Dyke, Shelby Twp.
  • 71150 N Van Dyke, Romeo
  • 66751 Gratiot Ave, Richmond

For more information, visit the Clean Start Service Project on Facebook or send an email to cleanstartproject@gmail.com.

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