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ANCHORAGE (AP) — Instead of presents for his birthday, a 7-year-old Anchorage boy asked for money to help homeless people.
Logan More raised about $1,500 with the help of his mother and an online fundraising page, and they purchased items to donate to a local organization that serves the homeless, KTVA-TV reported .
“I saw someone on the sidewalk that was homeless,” Logan said.
“And then I said, ‘Mom, instead of getting presents for my birthday, I want to raise money for the homeless people.’”
He and his mother, Becky More, purchased 86 jars of jam and 459 pairs of socks with the funds. They delivered the items to Downtown Soup Kitchen Hope Center on Thursday.
The center always has peanut butter but not enough jam, said Nicole Decker, the organization’s deputy director. She noted that socks are also always needed.
“It really means a lot to our clients as well, and it really warms my heart to see someone so young would go ahead and do something like that,” Decker said.
Becky More, who works at a women’s shelter, said she tries to teach her son about giving back. But she said she was surprised by his actions.
“I really try to instill in him our job is to love each other and take care of each other, whatever that looks like, and he’s really embraced it,” she said. “I’m really proud of him.”