Dowling Elementary students help Angel House Shelter residents by donating high tech gifts

Crisis Center of West TexasAgency News

Fifth grade students from Dowling Elementary went above and beyond on Tuesday as Junior Volunteers in Public Schools (VIPS) raised and donated over $500 to the Crisis Center.

These JR VIPS Jaylen Bars, Reyna Cespedez, Mariah Loya, Amaris Sanchez, Makayla Tapia and Daniel Tarrango purchased cookies from Ector County Food & Nutrition to sell for the purpose of donating to The Crisis Center. With their profit, the students purchased seven tablets and put the remaining money on gift cards so residents staying at The Angel House Shelter could have something to look forward to on Christmas.

“We felt sad for all the people that don’t have as much things as other people,” Tarrango said.

Tarrango and his fellow students braved some cold afternoons in order to provide shelter residents a little bit of reprieve in trying times.

“It took us standing outside in the cold and walking to people cars and asking,” Tapia said. “We sold cupcakes, cookies, and all kinds of stuff,”