Nov. 16, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- It is a warm sunny afternoon in
South Los Angeles
. While others may be at work or school, one compassionate teenager is out giving back to those in need.
is a young, ambitious seventeen year old with a calling. This driven teenager is on a mission to raise
with the intent to supply toiletries, clothes, shoes, food and school supplies to many of the 15 percent of those in need in the
area living below the poverty level.
Many Americans struggle to make ends meet. Basic necessities are often overlooked as a result of this conflict. Shauniece sees this as a tremendous injustice and is doing everything in her power to bridge the gap.
comes from a long lineage of givers. As a child, she witnessed her mother shelter and feed the needy in
Los Angeles County
, which shaped her governing values as she continued to grow up through adolescence. At a young age, Shauniece recognized the disparity that many families faced, and was passionately driven to take action. "I really just want to help," Shauniece says.
Shauniece conducts bi-weekly toiletry giveaways at local churches throughout the South-Central Los Angeles area. Hundreds of needy individuals attend the weekly giveaways and leave with their spirits lifted & bags filled with many of the basic necessities that many of us commonly take for granted, including toothpaste, deodorant, mouthwash, soap as well as shampoo.
"I am so happy that Shauniece and her family do this. Just receiving these basic items that I sometimes am not able to afford means so much to me and my family," says an anonymous recipient of Shauniece's donations.