The City of Round Rock launched a pilot program called Light up the Holidays for Meals On Wheels (MOW). A retired Round Rock school teacher needed help with some yard work and the project expanded to hanging her Christmas lights since she was hesitant to climb a ladder. Employees of Home Depot brought donated lights and members of the Round Rock Police Department converged on three homes last week to help Meals on Wheels clients for the holidays. Home Depot and other donors contributed 1,800 lights (over $300) of brand new LED holiday lights to enhance the homes of three local MOW residents. Home Depot store manager himself also came out to assist in putting up the lights.
The group received assistance from Opportunities Executive Director Marco Cruz and Site Manager Megan Steele, all three homes were finished in record time.
One resident was incredibly grateful to have so many people come to her home and decorate it for the very first time. As this event was considered a success, plans are being made to expand and improve it for next year. Thank you to the City, Home Depot, and the Round Rock Police Department for making this event possible.