In an effort to give back to the local community, and exemplify “The Wrangler Way,” the Cisco College Wrangler Belles have arranged several service projects this semester.
Throughout the month of February, the Belles have been delivering food for the Cisco Senior Nutrition Program. Every day of the week small groups of Wrangler Belles deliver meals to seniors, who are unable to prepare a meal and have no one in the home who could prepare the meal for them.
“Volunteering for the Cisco Senior Nutrition Program is such a rewarding experience. I’ve never felt anything like it,” said Sophomore Sydney Tapia. “Giving back and getting to connect and make relationships with these people who have lived in this town for years is amazing.”
“Cisco Senior Nutrition Program is such an amazing experience, I wish everyone could do it,” said Sophomore Noel Marzullo. “Giving back to the community is so rewarding. You get to create relationships with people you never imagined creating one with. I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity to be a part of.”
The Wrangler Belles will continue delivering meals through March 9th.
In addition to volunteering for Cisco Senior Nutrition Program, the Wrangler Belles and Cheerleaders have teamed up to support “Pajamas for Dana’s Angels.”
“Pajamas for Dana’s Angels” is a charity that was created to honor CPS worker Dana Magness Clemons. As a CPS worker, Dana worked very long hours, late at night or over the weekend. She did whatever it took to get a child into a safe environment. Dana attacked this responsibility with a fire in her heart.
In 2014, Dana was diagnosed with Stage 4 pancreatic cancer. During the following 10 months, she lived life to the fullest with her only son Kyler, husband Kevin and her family.
In 2015, Congressman John Ratcliffe honored Dana on the floor of the United States House of Representatives for her dedicated work with children.
Today, “Pajamas for Dana’s Angels” provides foster children with a set of new pajamas, a book and a stuffed animal to take with them to their new foster homes.
“These gifts mean so much to these children their first night away in a new foster home,” said Debbie Baker, Director of the Wrangler Belles.
The Wrangler Belles and Cheerleaders have been collecting donations of new pajamas, books and stuffed animals and are now ready to deliver the donations. Donations will support the children of Eastland County.
For additional information about these service projects, or to make a donation to “Pajamas for Dana’s Angels,” please contact Debbie Baker, Director of the Wrangler Belles at (254) 442-5140 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.