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Trustee donation reinforces the mission of Laredo College Trading Station  


LC Trading Station
Dr. Henry Carranza serves the Laredo community both as a Laredo College trustee and as president of the L.O.V.E.D. Organization, a non-profit devoted to helping the elderly and disadvantaged members of our community.

On Monday, Sept. 2, Dr. Carranza once again showed his giving heart is never too full by donating over 30 backpacks and school supplies to the Laredo College Trading Station. This altruistic venture began less than a year ago with the purpose of lending a helping hand to underprivileged students or those going through a difficult time.


The Laredo College Trading Station is a collaborative effort between the Laredo College Associated Student Organization (ASO), Laredo College Classified Staff Council, the Office of Student Life, faculty and LC students who share a vision to help LC students by providing clothing and food items during times of need.  It serves as a food pantry and a place where students can get free toiletries, clothes, school supplies and other everyday essentials. A shower is also available for students to use.


LC wants all Palominos to be well-equipped and prepared for their academic responsibilities without worrying about their next meal or other basic necessities.


Students can visit and enjoy the services at the Trading Station as many times as they need. They must present a valid Palomino ID. All the items are donated by students, faculty and community members. Students can earn volunteer hours by helping sort out clothes or donating items.


The Trading Station is conveniently located at both campuses. The South Campus Trading Station can be found at the Billy Hall Jr. Student Center. Additionally, the Kazen Student Center, a hub for student activities, houses the Trading Station at the Ft. McIntosh Campus, which is located inside the Special Services Center.


For more information, contact the Office of Student Life at the South Campus at (956) 794-4178 or at the Ft. McIntosh Campus at (956) 721-5179.