High school grad skips party to help homeless

A Texas teen recently graduated from high school, but she blew off the big class party to help local people in need.

Leanne Carrasco received her diploma from Waltrip High School last weekend. While her friends and classmates paid money to attend a graduation party, Leanne chose to spend hers on making care packages and pizza for a local homeless shelter.

Leanne sometimes volunteers at the Star of Hope Family Development Center in Houston, a shelter for women and children. With the help of some other volunteers, she put together 400 care packages containing personal hygiene products and ordered 95 pizzas. They served about 200 people.

Leanne says, “Not a lot of people have the same options as me. It’s not fair. There are a lot of people who need help. So I give it.”



Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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