Leanne Carrasco decided to mark her high school graduation by giving back to the community.

By Meghan Overdeep
June 03, 2019
Twitter/KPRC 2 Houston

While her classmates celebrated their high school graduation with the traditional pageantry, one Houston senior decided to mark the achievement by giving back to the community.

KPRC reports that Leanne Carrasco ditched the idea of having her own party and threw a pizza party for homeless women and children instead.

With help from her family, Carrasco—who has volunteered at Star of Hope's Women and Family Development Center many times over the years—provided 90 pizzas and 400 personal hygiene bags for approximately 200 of the center's residents on Sunday afternoon.

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After graduating from Waltrip High School, the big-hearted young woman told KPRC that she'd rather make a difference in the lives of the homeless residents at Star of Hope than have a big party.

"I just want to be a blessing and show these beautiful women and children that no matter what, someone does care," she told the local news station.

Carrasco plans to study nursing at Briar Cliff University in Iowa in the fall, and said she hopes to make a career out of giving back.

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