Local high school students give the gift of Christmas
SHREVEPORT, La. — With everything going on in our world today, this is a story that warms the heart and should motivate you to want to do something for somebody other than yourself and your loved ones.
Brea Housley and Keonna Owens are two high school students who were inspired while they were out shopping for themselves and their families on Black Friday.
They wanted to do something that would allow them to give back to the community.
Keonna's mom is a teacher at the Johnnie L. Cochran Head Start Center of the Caddo Community Action Agency that primarily serves the areas of Caddo Heights and South Highlands.
The idea began with just sponsoring her mom's class that holds about 25 students. Then they thought about the fact that there were three other classes of that age group and because they didn't want any of the other kids to feel left out, 25 students turned into 140 kids.
"We should have done that first anyway," said Brea. "Anytime God is in the plan, you can't fail."
The girls started receiving donations in the form of money, candy, fruit, and toys. They even got their friends from school to volunteer their time to help out with the event."This event would not have been made possible if it wasn't for our many sponsors," said Owens.
The first annual Christmas Celebration sponsored by 4 Hands 1 Plan was held today and kids were excited that Santa Claus came to visit.
The girls are planning an even bigger event this coming spring when kids go back to school. If you would like to donate or volunteer your time contact 4 Hands 1 Plan at (318) 820-0054.