Acts of Kindness: Carmen Lozano - 8 News NOW

Acts of Kindness: Carmen Lozano

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LAS VEGAS - Carmen Lozano works part-time at Safekey, the before and after school program at Raul Elizondo Elementary School. She works with several kids who often come to school without a meal or proper clothing.

"You can tell right away they need a little bit of special attention," she said.

Lozano makes sure they get it. "I bring them snacks. I bring them candy. Valentine's Day, I make them bags. Easter, I make them bags and Christmas," she said.

During this time of year, Lozano knits scarves and mittens for kids. She often shops at second-hand stores to pick up extra clothing. She says she cherishes seeing the smiles on their faces.

"I love the kids. I really do," she said.

Ten years ago, three young kids moved into her neighborhood. They immigrated to the United States without their parents and couldn't speak a word of English.

"They had no knowledge of English at all," Lozano said.

They were being raised by their grandparents who worked all day to make ends meets. For two years, Lozano would sit with them every day and help them with their homework. She also bought their books and teaching materials.

"Now, they are freshman, sophomores, and juniors at Canyon Springs High School," she said.

"She is always doing something for someone else, even if she doesn't know you. She'll go that extra step with a cup of coffee, bowl of soup," said Lozano's colleague Lu Fernandez.

8 News NOW is rewarding Carmen Lozano's efforts, awarding her $800 as part of its weekly series Acts of Kindness.

If you want to nominate someone for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or e-mail us.

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