Teen Skips Her Graduation Party To Celebrate With Homeless Women And Kids

Graduating from high school is a milestone which needs to be celebrated in a big way with friends and family, but this teen decided to do differently.

Leanne Carrasco

Leanne Carrasco said she did not want to throw a regular party, but this Waltrip High School grad wanted to have a celebration party with the homeless women and kids at the Star of Hope, where she has volunteered many times.

Carrasco decided to throw a pizza party for them and also planned to handout personal hygiene bags to the attendees.

In all she gave away four hundred personal hygiene bags, and shared ninety pizzas with the two hundred residents at the facility.

Carrasco will be studying nursing at Briar Cliff University in Iowa, and hopes to make a career out of giving back.

“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,” Carrasco said.

Luke 14:13-14, “But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind, And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee, for thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just.”

Verse of the Day

When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written: “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” — Matthew 2:4-6 (NIV)

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