A senior from Texas made a pizza party for homeless children and women instead of celebrating her high school graduation. She threw this party at the Star of Hope center in Houston. Instead of celebrating herself, she decided to kind-heartedly help people that are in need.
After she graduated from Waltrip High School, Leanne Carrasco got the option to choose either to host herself a graduation party or a pizza party to help the homeless. She made a statement on KPRC that what’s more important for her is to make a difference in the society, especially for the homeless’ lives rather than have a graduation party. Aside from the corn on the cobs and pizza, residents from the center that attended the party got their own personal hygiene bags.
Leanne made a statement on ABC 13:
“You don’t see this all the time, and it’s very fulfilling to know that I’m able to help others instead of just helping myself. It feels so amazing.”
Carrasco has volunteered over the years at Star of Hope’s Women and Family Development Center multiple times. With her family’s help, she was able to give away 90 pizzas and 400 personal hygiene bags for the center’s residents. About 200 of these residents got these gifts from Carrasco. Each person got half of a pizza and two hygiene bags. She also added a side of corn on the cob on each plate of pizza.
“I just want to be a blessing and show these beautiful women and children that no matter what, someone does care.”
She hopes to help more people in the future. She plans on studying nursing in Iowa at Briar Cliff University. Carrasco will be a great and very kind nurse.