Tis the season to give back to the community and that's exactly what a couple of people have been doing around the city this past week. First Bellaire High School students went to Texas Children's to spread some yule tide cheer and now Local Hip-Hop artist Bun B, is joining forces with Boost Mobile for a Holiday Food Drive. Talk about "tis the season."
Houston Bellaire High School went to Texas Children's Pediatric this past week, donating food and clothing to the department. Bellaire's Librarian, Carl Casteel, was in charge of organizing the entire event. "I can't say enough about the hard work these students put into this party. Thi is one of the most caring, enthusiastic group of students that I've seen. They took responsibility for this event and made it a joyful day for the families." At the party the families and patients also enjoyed entertainment provided by the students. More than 50 clubs at the school participated, which comes out to around 300 students. Varies booths were set up inside the cafeteria including, face painting, bowling, twister, basketball,art projects and cookie decorating. They also provided a petting zoo out in the schools courtyard. The members of the First Prebyterian Church Resound Youth Choir provided the music and Santa Claus made an appearance. Each family left with a box of food and gifts. Linda Santiago, a social worker at the TCPA said, "The Bellaire students come through every year. The families are so happy to bring their children to the event. The parties have been such a success that I hope to do this every year. The Bellaire students are a caring, generous group of young people who are organized and can successfully complete an undertaking like this."
Announced Thursday, local Hip-Hop artist Bun B had joined up with Boost Mobile to aid in the fight against hunger. Together, they are hosting a food drive to benefit the Houston Food Bank. From now until December 18, 22 different Boost Mobile stores throughout the Houston area will serve as drop off locations for donations. Anyone who drops off five or more cans of food will receive a free pair of tickets to Bun B's concert at Warehouse Live on December 18 at 9p.m. "Once again at this time of year, when so many are without the basic necessities of life, Boost Mobile and 2 Trill Entertainment are more than happy to recommit themselves to helping the Houston community," Bun B said. Last year's effort ended with 7,000 cans of food donated to the Houston Food Band. "Boost Mobile believes in the positive power of music. Partnering with Bun B is a great way to encourage the Houston community to give back this holiday season. We are confident we will provide the Houston Food Bank with a large contribution of canned goods." For more information about drop off locations please visit, www.warehouselive.com.
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