Published : Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 9:41 PM
For the sixth year, Bosco Tech alumni, friends and family members gathered on campus during the Fall Open House to assemble meals and care packages for homeless individuals.
‘Thanksgiving Goodness’ is the grassroots brainchild of alumnus Anthony Rodriguez (‘99) who first was inspired after helping a family member struggling with homelessness. This year, the group assembled and handed out 2,000 meals and hygiene kits, comprised of donated food and supplies.
“We want to support our alumni in this event because it reflects on the school and how our alumni are leaders in the community,” says Bosco Tech’s Youth Ministry Coordinator Miguel Flores (’99), a classmate of Anthony’s. “Our current students participate in a variety of community service projects and for them to see this, they think, ‘Oh, that’s what I get to do when I graduate.’ It’s natural progression—you don’t stop giving.”
“I’m thankful for the blessings of every day,” Anthony says. “What better way to express how thankful you are than to give a selfless act and help someone else?”
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