This Halloween, KYCC youth trick-or-treated from office to office to receive goodie bags donated by LA Works’ Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).
RSVP is a volunteer program for elders over 55 who are interested in sharing their skills and wisdom through various volunteer opportunities across Los Angeles.
This year — knowing that many children’s trick-or-treat plans would be halted due to COVID-19 — RSVP reached out to KYCC Youth Services. A call was put out by LA Works for 50 Halloween-themed bags and, to KYCC’s surprise, were overwhelmed to receive hundreds of artfully decorated bags from RSVP volunteers.
“We are so thankful for all the volunteers who donated their time and effort to creating such cute and creative goodie bags for our students. Many of our students were sad and dispirited upon knowing that they wouldn’t be able to trick or treat like they normally do on Halloween,” said Youth Services Supervisor Presilla Kim. “Having countless numbers of goodie bags and candy arrive at our site almost unendingly really cheered up our kids and even more so when they got to take them home.”
KYCC extends their gratitude to RSVP for keeping the spirit of Halloween alive with their donations and for creating a sense of normalcy for our youth.
“While we value the academic success of our students, we also value just as much — if not more — their social and emotional well-being,” said Kim.