When the City of Lubbock, Texas, hosted a backpack giveaway during a recent National Night Out, a youth group from The Light of the World congregation in Lubbock was proud to join in and support their local community initiative.
While city staffers distributed backpacks and served hotdogs to hundreds of kids from underserved communities, the youth group members shared smiles, water, and snacks with the people who came to the Maggie Trejo Supercenter for help.
“It was a great event,” said Cecilia Gonzalez, director of the Maggie Trejo Supercenter. “They had so much fun out there.”
More than 200 kids who came for the free school supplies went home with backpacks stuffed with pens, pencils, scissors, glue, erasers, markers, crayons and notepads.
“There is so much need,” Gonzalez said. The event also featured appearances by the police SWAT team, the mounted patrol on horseback, a performance by a mariachi band, and a ballet folk dance.
Participating in the City of Lubbock event was just one example of how The Light of the World youth always strive to lead by example and make a positive difference in their communities.
At the end of the event, many of the people who attended thanked the youth group for their participation.