EDINBURG, Texas – Through music, singing and celebration Edinburg High School students and staff celebrated the 7th annual Hope On The Run Project. The project is a school wide event and includes the donation of thousands of items. Those items include toys to the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County.
Edinburg High School Principal Yesnia Molina says this project helps make a difference in the community and teaches students that even a small contribution can go a long way.
“I do provide the kids a story behind all of this and how it was initiated through Estrellita’s House. How the county has taken over so they learn about all those efforts. I think that like I mentioned in the past 7 years they have become fully well versed in what this is all about.”
Jesus Sanchez, Executive Director of the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County says the donated items will be used to give to children who come to the center throughout the year and some toys will be given out this Friday bringing warm smiles to less fortunate children.
“It takes a full community to make an impact it’s not only one organization or one entity it really has to be all of us.”
Principal Molina is calling this year’s project a great success because of all hard work of her staff and students. Inlcuding clubs, sponsors, parents and members of the Edinburg CISD Police Department and Young Explorers Program.
“This year we superseded our expectations with over 5,000 items. We’re very very proud of the hard work everyone puts in. It’s because of their kind and warm hearts that this event has come full circle to a total success and were looking forward to next year being even better.”
Some of the donated toys from the project will be given out this Friday, Dec. 20 as Santa Claus will be visiting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Hidalgo County.