Albuquerque girl on a mission to help the homeless
December 07, 2018 06:24 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- One year ago, an Albuquerque girl got an assignment that challenged her and her classmates to make a difference.
Since then, Rozelynne Otero has fed more than 50 homeless people.
“Every time my mom would drive me to soccer or to school or anywhere, I would always see, like, a bunch of people on the streets and that made me like feel really bad,” Rozelynne said. “So when I heard that we were doing this project, I automatically wanted to pick homelessness because I felt like I could make a difference for it.”
Rozelynne started making bracelets and selling them, while also collecting donations with her friends.
“I printed out some flyers, and I gave them to like some of my family members, kids on my soccer team, and they paid a dollar or two just to get a bracelet,” Rozelynne said.
They used that money to put together bags that were filled with toiletries and food.
“I feel sometimes they [adults] overlook children on what their ability is, and I know that a lot of kids want to make a difference,” Rozelynne said.
Even though the project has ended, she is continuing her mission on her own.
She hopes to reach at least 100 people this year.
“The younger generation can make just as much of a difference as adults,” Rozelynne said.
People can help Rozelynne with her project by calling 311 and donating to any of the health and social service centers in Albuquerque.
Updated: December 07, 2018 06:24 PM
Created: December 07, 2018 04:16 PM
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