When 9-year-old John from New York heard from his grandmother about the thousands of children in Egypt whose families couldn’t afford to buy them presents for Christmas, he knew he had to act. Without hesitation, he dug out his shoebox-turned-piggybank and dumped out its entire contents—a mass of crumpled bills and coins amounting to about $40.
John had been carefully saving the money in his bank to buy a new video game for his Nintendo Switch, but he knew right away that this was more important. “It made me sad to learn that they didn’t have any money. I made the donation, because I want them to be able to have everything that we have here,” he told the C4NC staff members.
But John’s contribution to the needy doesn’t stop there. He also signed up with his mom to help distribute clothes in Upper Egypt. His trip will last for two weeks, and he will even be spending his Christmas with the needy!
When he grows up, John wants to be a coach either for soccer or basketball. “I like to help people,” he said.