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Low-income housing complex gets help providing gifts for resident kids

Posted at 6:52 PM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-19 19:56:58-05

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Earlier this week we told you about a low-income apartment complex that was struggling to give kids in the complex, toys for the holidays.

It's something they do every year, and this year was no exception thanks to the community and others.

Christmas at Lantana Square was saved this week.

“Of the 44 residents that attended it was around 20 children that got gifts,” said Carmen Hancock with Prospera Properties.

And it's all thanks to the staff and residents that live there.

Hancock said when the Prospera staff members in charge of their annual holiday party suddenly left, other property managers got together to finish the planning needed to make sure the party still happened.

“The preparation, doing games, face painting with the kiddos prepping meals,” said Hancock. "Part of our mission is making sure that people have a safe high-quality place to live and they feel like they have a community and a home.”

Applications were put in to Toys for Tots and they came through for the kids. On top of that, one of our very own viewers also stepped in to help.

She didn't want any recognition but told us she just wanted to help the kids. She donated a $250 Walmart gift card so that extra toys could be purchased.

“This is just something we choose to do and it’s something we do because it needs to be done and we love to do it,” said Hancock.

The staff with Prospera Properties thanked everyone involved in helping to make this event a success. They also said they will continue to host holiday parties at all 50 of their low-income housing properties, for as long as they can.