FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — The Lambert High School Lady Longhorns varsity, junior varsity and freshman basketball teams combined their efforts to make the holidays a little bit brighter this year.
By working as a team, the Lady Longhorns partnered with Jesse’s House, an emergency shelter for adolescent girls, and purchased wish list items for 11 young ladies residing there.
Jesse’s House is a nonprofit that provides emergency and long-term shelter to at-risk females ages 7 to 17.
While residing at Jesse’s House, girls receive support and an array of services to help them begin the healing process from past wounds and prepare for future success.
Jesse’s House ensures that these youth have a safe and caring place to call home until a permanent placement is found.
Lady Longhorns head coach Tony Watkins said this is an example of the players’ Together Everyone Achieves More (TEAM) concept.
The Lady Longhorns are carrying that concept into their community this season by providing the Christmas wish list items for the Jesse’s House ladies, Watkins said.