EL CENTRO — In the spirit of giving back, seven Imperial Valley students enrolled at Northern Arizona University decided to donate gift cards, blankets and other items to children housed at Betty Jo McNeece Receiving Home on Monday afternoon.

“Although our community is aware of the existence of receiving homes, the community is unaware of the additional needs of the children at the receiving homes,” said Chelsea Rodriguez, NAU student from Calexico. “At times it is easy to forget that there are populations within our very own community that require additional support to get them through the hardships that they have encountered.”

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