Thirteen-year-old girl delivers baskets full of hope this Easter

With the support of her family, Alheyda Guerra packaged over a hundred baskets, with the Sacred Heart Children’s Home being her first stop.
Published: Apr. 1, 2021 at 8:30 PM CDT
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LAREDO, Tex. (KGNS) - There’s a new expression specifically tied to Easter, it’s called “egging,” and it’s all about spreading random acts of kindness.

During the holidays, most teens and adolescents are focused on what they might receive instead of what they can offer others.

KGNS met with one 13-year-old girl who wants to reverse that trend as we head into the Easter weekend.

“I’m trying to put smiles on kid’s faces because I always wanted to work with kids and seeing their smiles really makes my heart happy,” said Alheyda Guerra.

Alheyda Guerra, a seventh grade student at Mary Help of Christians and the 2020 Miss Junior Laredo, says she was inspired to offer local children something special.

She says she wanted her actions to be her truth.

“With the months of Easter, I’ll be giving easter baskets to the kids and helping them, and giving them joy and what made me come to this Sacred Heart Home.”

With the support of her family, she packaged over a hundred baskets with the Sacred Heart Children’s Home being her first stop.

She’s not only willing to share her glory with others, but offer her insight and inspiration.

“With the school, Mary Help, I’ve been in there since K-5. It has taught me a lot about Jesus, that you should always give back in the month of Easter because in the month of Easter you give something up Lent and I always give up candy and I wanted to give my candy to those that want it and enjoy it. During this time of Lent, especially this holy week, we talk a lot about the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus and he did it out of love. So, especially during the season we teach the children to be grateful for that gift and then they give love in return.”

Clearly, the gesture is going over very well.

Guerra is also delivering baskets to Casa De Misericordia and the Webb County Children’s Advocacy Center.

She says Friday, she will share some gifts with children with autism.

Many people are encouraging young people to look for ways to spread kindness this Easter season. There are dozens of links online that can provide creative ideas to help others.

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