A local daycare is teaching their kids about charity, and why it's important to be charitable. They're learning this lesson by putting together a fundraiser and raising money for the Bynum School.
Casandra Reyes teaches the after school program at the Daystar Kids Learning Center on Meadow Avenue in Odessa. Reyes is the one who came up with the idea to teach the kids the act of being charitable.
"We just try to teach them that there are people out there that do need things more than we do;that they do need our help;that it just good to do good out there," she said.
A new perspective on life Reyes hopes the kids will gain and keep with them as they grow up. Reyes said it didn't take long for them to understand what charity is and volunteered to help.
"I get to help people like the unfortunate ones that need a lot of help," said Angel Bejerano, who attends Daystar Kids Learning Center.
The kids will be selling raffle tickets for $10.00 a piece on August 13th. They'll be at the east and west Walmarts in Odessa from 10:30am-1:30pm.
"We are going to be giving away stuff, like Lacks is donating an accessory, we have things like a cut, color, style from a hair salon, four free months of daycare that we are giving," explained Reyes.
The kids are also the ones that have come up with ideas of what they can do to entertain during the event and get people to buy a raffle ticket. They'll be singing, dancing, jump roping, and etc.The money they raise will go toward funding scholarships for the Bynum School, a private school for children to young adults with special needs.
"We have a lot of families that have extra cost with their different therapies their children go to and their medical expenses,"said Tracy Bush, who is the development director for the Bynum School.