Capital Heroes: Foothills United Methodist Church Youth Group

Packing up bags for homeless teens in Gloversville isn’t just another activity for the Foothills United Methodist Church youth group. It’s a lesson in compassion and understanding.

“It teaches you what other kids feel and what they’re going through right now,” Sharon Diefendorf said. “We’re helping people that need help, that don’t have stuff that they need”

Diefendorf leads this mission-driven group of six to eight kids, guided by their faith.

“They’re committed to doing good and they’re motivated and they’re all just good kids.”

From their annual 30 hour fast, raising $10,000 for service projects over 11 years, to cleaning the streets, and leaving coats for the local homeless on park benches, the youth group is our capital hero and is making a difference.

“They’re awesome, they’re awesome kids.”


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