Giving Back on Thanksgiving

BALDWIN PARK, CA– The Teen Center near Baldwin Park High School organized an event to give back to those who needed it the most. Items such as canned goods, clothing, shoes, socks, underwear, and hygienicnumber-1 supplies were donated.

From November 23rd to the 26th, the annual Thanksgiving Care Packaging Assembly and Distribution was held at the Baldwin Park Teen Center. Both Baldwin Park’s and Sierra Vista’s Key Clubs, along with SV’s California Scholarship Federation (CSF), had the opportunity to help assemble and distribute clothes and cans that were sent to help families and to those not be able to afford a Thanksgiving dinner.

Sierra Vista’s Key Club President, Cameron Cuadro, explained how this experience made him a happy volunteer.

“The Thanksgiving Care Packaging was a fun way to give back. It was fun as we were enjoying each other’s company and doing so wasn’t too difficult. It’s nice to think that our small efforts together could make a difference in the lives of people these are given to.”

On Thanksgiving Day, volunteers were sent to distribute the packages to people on the streets around the city.

“I’ve only done this event once, but I can definitely say it’s an enriching experience. It may seem simple knowing that we are separating and handing out donations, but we shouldn’t take that for granted. Each item put into those boxes are set to help out families who truly needed them. It all ties into the spirit of Thanksgiving,” said Marjorie Llanera, a senior at SVHS.

She believes that this event will benefit many individuals around Baldwin Park. It is also a great opportunity for her.

“I definitely think this is a great and fun way to give back to the community, especially with friends. With packaging items comes packaging care and affection for those around us,” she added.

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