Graduating high school and starting college is scary enough. My parents helped me so much get ready, move in, and feel relaxed. Some people don't get that opportunity.

That's why a local non-profit here in Lubbock is stepping up to help people. It is called Brittanys and Devins Angels. They are gathering and stuffing dozens of gift baskets to prepare Lubbock high school seniors for their first experience living away from home. The owner wants to encourage students not to give up as they make critical first steps in their adult lives.

They are asking people in the community to nominate graduating high school seniors to get a free basket by commenting their name here on this Facebook group. Any high school senior in Lubbock can be nominated, with nominations closing on Wednesday, May 31st. They are looking to find 7 high schoolers in the class of 2023.

The baskets hold items to prepare them for life as an adult in a dorm or apartment such as: Bath soap, detergent, toothbrushes, toothpaste, paper plates, silverware, towels, pens, pencils, planners, snacks, gift cards, etc.

If you would like to donate a monetary gift or donation you can call Lilly-Essix at 806-252-3470 or email

The baskets will be presented to seniors Saturday, June 3 at Patterson Library at 4 p.m.

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