Edward Stapleton, coordinator at the center, said what touched him
most about the baskets was that children could step out from their own
situations and feel compassion for others less fortunate.
"It impresses me when people can stop thinking about their own pain
and concentrate on others," said Stapleton, who has been working at the
center for a year. "It is great to know people who are in hard times
themselves can think about other people."
The Burbank Temporary Aid Center helps anyone in need by providing
showers, clothing and food twice a week.
Magnolia Park students were able to put the baskets together with
profits from the school store, donations from local businesses and their
own donations, Stapleton said.
The Burbank Temporary Aid Center is at 1304 W. Burbank Blvd. For more
information, telephone (818) 846-2330.