The community is rallying around Devine High School seniors doing some amazing things through the Adopt a Senior Program that was started up this April as schools were forced to shut their doors.
“I saw this being done on Facebook all over the world, and I knew in my heart I had to help take care of seniors in our small town,” stated Kristen Garza, who organized the program, matching seniors to community members. “If the smallest gift or even a letter reminds the Senior that they are supported, and loved, nothing else would matter. They have all been so thankful for this…..I have suggested to do the gifting/giving during the month of May which is when the Seniors would have done all the fun activities they are missing out on.”
What are some of the cool ideas people have done for their adopted seniors?
“Gifting of essential needs that they need for college,” has been a popular idea, says Garza. “Personally my senior asked for pots/pans. This is stuff they truly need! One family is helping pay for first semester college books. This is by far is my favorite thing!”
So far 117 Devine seniors have been adopted, and Garza is waiting on more information (pictures/names and info) on 13 more seniors.
Contact Garza if you would like to help with this effort at 210-551-6418 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
She also has a Facebook page titled Adopt a Devine High School Senior.