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WULF club looks to make a difference in the community

Federico Guzman-Nieto, president of WULF club, staying after school preparing care packages into ziplocks to later deliver in boxes. “This day we were really excited to have the packages come together. Each person was in charge of putting an item when the bag reached them,” said club president, Federico.

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Many people in our society are not fortunate enough to have everything they need to survive, but some kind-hearted teens have made a change to fix that, and that change is the WULF club.

WULF stands for We Unite for the Less Fortunate and is a club that aids the less fortunate, such as homeless people, with care packages that provide products to improve their hygiene.

The club started out as an idea by a group of students who wanted to assist their community. Seniors Krystal Herrera, Federico Guzman-Nieto, Cassandra Reyes, Evelyn Luquin, Jesus Ceja and Alejandra Becerra got together last year to form the club. “We first saw that there was a need for a service, such as this. We wanted to make sure that people had the items necessary to look presentable for possible job opportunities despite the absence of the designated restroom projects,” said Guzman-Nieto.

Herrera and Guzman-Nieto are co-presidents and were a big part of getting the club off the ground.. “We wanted to create a club that would really give back to the community- specifically those who are less fortunate. Together we hope to impact many lives,” said Herrera.

Their club has donated more than a hundred care packages to Dorothy’s Kitchen, a program that helps feed and provide resources to people in need, and they’re looking to do more. “This year we are planning to do the care packages in winter and spring break, and participate in feeding the homeless. Last year we were able to deliver over one hundred care packages in total, to Chinatown in December and May,” said Guzman-Nieto.

The care packages the club provides include deodorant, shampoo, band aids, a toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, Q-tips, socks, and a bar of soap. From Dorothy’s Kitchen, the packages are distributed to those who need the resources. The group feels these packages can help in many ways, like bringing up the homeless’ self-esteem, bettering their health, making them look and feel cleaner, which might make them feel happier, and maybe even help them get a job by making them look presentable for an interview. “It makes me feel satisfied that I could give back to my community; especially to those who don’t have the necessary materials and resources to survive day by day,” said WULF club member Evelyn Luquin.

The goal of the club is to positively impact people’s lives to make it better for them. So far they have achieved their goal and they will continue to grow their progress to make a good change in the community and maybe even expand to help more.

The WULF club accepts new members throughout the school year. The only requirements to join the club are to attend the club meetings and help make care packages. Their club meets bi-weekly, on the second and fourth Friday of every month during lunch in room 305. “In our community there is a lot of poverty that goes unnoticed, so the club does a small contribution in helping with whatever we can by providing essential things because some people may not have access to those essentials we provide in our packages,” said Cassandra Reyes.

By Patty Orozco

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