Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Proud of these kids

Big inspiration can come in small packages.

Anna Higginbotham, 12, came up with the idea of collecting school backpacks for disadvantaged youth. She was close to being a one-girl band last year .

This year, the newly formed youth group at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church pitched in and Wednesday night announced they had gathered 530 of the backpacks.

Emily Mingote, who got a taste of community service at Braden River Middle School with the Empty Bowls project for the hungry, confirmed an old suspicion: it's better to give than receive.

"It gives you a good feeling," she said.

For more, see Thursday's Herald.


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