Calling on volunteers! This coming Sunday, Natalia Community members are invited to join a “Small but mighty Heart of a Mustang Toy Drive Volunteer Staff” at the Natalia First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall to assist in wrapping presents for 75+ Natalia ISD Students who will receive gifts.
Gift wrapping will begin at 2:00 p.m. this coming Sunday and Volunteers would be GREATLY Appreciated in assisting.
Present Ceremony- This coming Wednesday, December 23rd the 75+ Natalia ISD Students will have the opportunity to receive their gifts from Santa Claus, Natalia’s own Mustang Mascot along with a host of volunteers. The event will take place in the back parking lot of La Pasadita in Natalia and we will be joined by the Natalia Volunteer Fire Department as well as the Heart of a Mustang Toy Drive Volunteer team. The event will run from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Thanks to donors from all around our area, county and even state, over $7,000 was raised and was used to purchase $70.00 worth of gifts for each of the students.
Thanks to the following donors who made the $7,000+ possible: Eric Smith and Family, Coach Justin Welsh, NISD Teacher Caleb Shipley, Coach Autumn Overton and Family, Richard and Delia Pacheco, Coach Spangler and Family, Michelle Martin and Family, Rachel Mondragon, Coach Jason Reynolds and Family, Cindy Roznovak, Amanda Davila, Max and BJ Metzger, Patricia McMillan, NISD Teacher Rachel Due, Mary Estrada, Bobby Contreras and Family, Ashley Yanes, Phyllis Parra, Jorge Flores, CD Tire-Cesar Terrazas and Family, Mustang Wash (Smith and Koehler Families), Kathy Alexander, G&R Terrazas, Nichole Herring Suhr and Family, NISD Teacher Roceli Ramon, Sherrys Flower and Gift Shop, NISD Teacher Erin Daniels, Joe Duenes Family, Eric Ybarra, Coach Eliva Loza, Gloria Vasquez, Roberto Saenz, Cindy Segovia, Carmen Benavides, Veronica Terrazas, Ruben Gutierrez, Hondo AD Coach JD Cary and Family, NISD Asst Band Director Vanessa Delgado, NISD Band Director Sergio Mendez, Roger Pedroza Family, Natalia Band Boosters, Robert Alexander, Derek Aguilar, NISD Teacher Sharon Smith, Steven Vasquez, Logan Wilson, Lytle ISD Board President LeeAnna Mask and Family, Monica Vasquez, Natalia Councilman Mike and Brenda Fernandez and Family, Dilley ISD Trustee JD Rodriguez and Family, Hondo Coach Alicia Gonzales and Family, Tarleton State Head Softball Coach Mark Cumpian, Tammy Clausen, NJH Principal Edgar Camacho and Family, Coach Kim Lane and Family, Emilio Flores, Josh and Jade Gutierrez, Robert and Jen Guzman, Ronnie Roznovak, Natalia Asst ECC/Elem Principal Sarah Vernon, Gabby and Sofia Munoz Tolbert, Suzzy Lara and Family, Kathy Alexander, NHS Interim HS Principal Lee Myers, Elgin ISD Asst Superintendent Dr. Shannon Luis, Mrs. Gonzales, Rick Perez, Falls City Coach Will Gates and Family, Mike and Linda Simms Family, A.G.C.M and Medina Electric Co-op. If I happened to leave anyone out, please forgive me! Without each of you, this would NOT be possible!
“Heart of a Mustang Toy Drive” was a vision implemented by Natalia ISD Board President Eric Smith in honor of his mother who is currently fighting a chronic lung disease and cancer. His mother Trudy Smith along with Father Sam Smith who also serves on the Natalia City Council have dedicated their lives to supporting Natalia ISD Students and it is with that in mind, Smith and his family dedicate this toy drive to. A special thank you from Smith goes to Michelle Martin of Forest Woods and her family who have truly been a HUGE BLESSING and really made this project run smoothly as well as the entire volunteer staff! #Together we can make a difference in Natalia. Thank you and God Bless everyone. Remember: Jesus is the reason for the season!