On Thursday, November 23, many Valadez Middle School Academy teachers gathered in the La Jolla community of Placentia to volunteer and enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday.
Every year, the non-profit organization Lot 318 puts on a Thanksgiving festival and feast, and this year Valadez staff volunteered to run the art booth. Celebrating the 11th year of the event, the neighborhood enjoyed music, bounce houses, complimentary family photos, and turkey with all the trimmings.
Lot 318 helps Valadez neighborhoods by running a daily homework club, summer program, and providing college support. It was truly a day that embodied the motto of Lot 318 –“We are better together.”