Texas High School Project Celebrates Community – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Shraavya Pydisetti started his non-profit organization Project Querencia. High school junior Coppell said she just wanted a way to give back to the community that gave her so much.

“Querencia” means a place where a person feels safe or at home in Spanish.

She and her friends on her subdivision give back in different ways. One of the ways was their last donation of care packages. The students assembled 700 care packages in a three-project division in just one week. It was their way of showing their appreciation this holiday season.

They gave them to every bus driver, dining room worker, and ISD janitor in Coppell. It was a thank you for all the hard work they did over the past year during the pandemic.

They have also created packages for teachers who have played such a vital role in their lives.

“As high school students, we know that it is possible to make a difference and that we are the ones who can make it happen,” Pydisetti said when asked why she chose to devote her time to these projects.

The third project was to provide hygiene kits containing treats to homeless people in the community. In that same project, they collected over 300 cans at Metrocrest for their holiday food drive.

To date, the organization has been able to create more than 3,500 packages and its volunteers have contributed more than 3,000 volunteer hours in just one year. Going forward, this team looks forward to launching larger initiatives to help the DFW area on a larger scale and leave a permanent positive impact.

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