Months before she graduated Waltrip High School in Houston, TX, Leanne Carrasco knew she wanted to celebrate the end of four years of school a little differently than most high school students.
She wanted to give back rather than receive.
Before she graduated Leanne informed her parents that she didn’t want to spend money on a graduation party.
“Parties, they don’t last that long, only a couple of hours. Probably, I won’t even remember it,” she said.
She reached out to Star of Hope, an organization that helps homeless men, women, and children, and began to plan a special treat for them.
"I JUST WANT TO BE A BLESSING." A high school senior skipped having a graduation party and instead treated around 200 homeless women and children to a pizza party!
On Sunday, with the help of family and friends, Leanne served 95 pizzas and handed out 410 toiletry bags to women and children.
“I just want to be a blessing and show these beautiful women and children that no matter what, someone does care,” the high school graduate said.
Instead of a graduation party, Waltrip HS Senior Leanne Carrasco asked family and friends to throw a pizza party for the homeless women and children @StarOfHope. They provided and served 95 pizzas and made and distributed 400 "toiletry bags". pic.twitter.com/Oy0kucI5Yi
— Scott Arthur (@ScottCArthur) June 3, 2019
Even though her graduation celebration was different from the norm, Leanne said, “… being able to give to these people, it means a lot.”
What Leanne did was incredibly selfless. Most high school students would have wanted a party to celebrate the end of school, but not Leanne.
She wanted to give to others.
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