Fourth-grader organizes blanket drive for assisted living residents – Las Cruces Sun-News

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LAS CRUCES – Eve Holguin, 10, recently organized a blanket and sock drive in support of residents at The Adobe Assisted Living Community. 

“Seniors in the nursing homes don’t get to see a lot of people and they don’t really get to go out so I wanted to give them a little Christmas gift to make them feel happy like I feel happy when someone gives me a gift on Christmas,” Holguin said in a news release.  

She started a project called Love from Eve, in which she wants to do kind things for people in her community so they feel loved. Her first project was a “Share the Warmth” drive. The Mesilla Park Elementary School community, where Holguin is a fourth-grader, donated nearly 50 cozy items. Holguin is also a new member of Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region, which also helped to collect 30 more warm items to donate. 

The Adobe Director, Luz Haro, said in a news release that there were about 40 residents at the facility which caters largely to people of lower income. Many do not have family. Holguin’s donation allowed The Adobe to give the residents something to open on Christmas. 

Holguin helped wrap all the gifts and included hot chocolate and cookies for the residents.

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The Adobe Event Coordinator Aidee Gutierrez said, “This donation is really appreciated, they’ll know someone out there is thinking of them.” 

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