Assumption-Guadalupe School is helping the family of Gilberto Hernández-Vázquez by hosting a garage sale to raise money.
Gilberto was killed last Thursday night while pushing his ice cream cart near 19th and Y streets. He had been serving ice cream in the neighborhood for nine years and was well-known among those who live there, especially the students of Assumption-Guadalupe School.
In response to Giblerto's death, Assumption-Guadalupe School held a dress down day on Thursday. Students were able to dress down (not wear the school uniform) for $1. All proceeds will be given to Gilberto's family.
"When something bad happens we can't always control that, but we can control what our response is going to be and so our response to violence is going to be peace and support for those who are affected," said principal Rob Laird. "We can't take the pain away, but we can do something to show that you are not alone, we're here for you."
The school is hosting a garage sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday at the intersection of 22nd and U streets. The garage sale will be held in the landing just outside the gym entrance.
Customers may park on 22nd Street. Among the items being sold are clothes, toys, and even surplus items from the school. Donations of cash and items to be sold will be accepted during the hours of operation.