Apr 25, 2013 - Friend Show Off    7 Comments

Collecting Donations for Boston

Today’s post is not a normal “project”.  This is the note my eight year old son brought home about donations for Boston:

8 year old Boy collections donations for Boston Bombing

Instead of his usual “I’m going to my friend’s house” line, he asked if he could go door to door canvasing our neighborhood asking for donations for Boston.  Who cares that the fundraiser is for 6th graders and he is in 2nd.   He has such a huge heart.  So after a couple of hours of going door to door, he raised $91!  he was so excited but really wanted to reach $100, so he ran up stairs and took $9 from his wallet and added it to his pile.  Here is picture of him running out the door to deliver it to school.

8 year old Boy collections donations for Boston Bombing

He is my inspiration to do a little more, help others, and your are never too small to make a difference.  And thanks to all of our neighbors who trusted him to take their donations safely to school, you made his year.

 

 

 

 

7 Comments

  • Give him a grat big hug from Boston. We are Boston Strong because of thoughtfulness like his.

  • this makes me so happy.

    It’s been such a sad week for our region. I was born just outside of boston and have lived just 50 minutes away my whole life. It’s been heartbreaking.

    I’m running a fundraiser myself, to support Jeff Bauman, a young man who lost both of his legs in the bombings.ALL the proceeds of the sale of my Grow Love print (https://www.etsy.com/listing/104750289/grow-love-to-benefit-bucks-for-bauman?ref=shop_home_active), through 5/3 will go to Bucks forBauman http://www.gofundme.com/BucksforBauman.

    I think it helps when we all do what we ‘can’ do. I’m so proud of those 6th graders!

    • Pamela, Our hearts break for everyone there. I love your fundraiser idea, and your “Grow Love” image is adorable!

  • YOUR SAM MUST BE A VERY SPECIAL YOUNG MAN. IT LOOKS LIKE HE IS WELL ON HIS WAY TO A GREAT LIFE OF GOODNESS AND SERVICE. YOU MUST BE SO PROUD.

  • Way to go Sam!

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