C2C Youth Volunteer Turns Philanthropist

June 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm Leave a comment

Jonathan is in the front row, second from the right

Fifth-grader Jonathan Sheehan has been volunteering at Cradles to Crayons for more than two years. In 2008, he organized a community service club at his school, Merrymount Elementary in Quincy, and volunteered monthly at the Giving Factory, processing toys and sorting books and clothing donations with his fellow classmates.

But Jonathan’s generosity didn’t stop there. A recent Boston Globe article highlighted the boy’s contributions, including raising money – beginning at age 7! – for the PMC Higham Kids’ Ride in honor of his grandfather who had been stricken with renal cell cancer.

According to the Globe, in his first three years of involvement, Jonathan has raised more than $8,000 for the Kids’ Ride, part of the Pan Massachusetts Challenge, a statewide cycling fundraiser for cancer research. This year, Jonathan plans to raise $10,000.

Jonathan’s efforts remind me of another young star, 12-year old Reed Buchholz, who championed Team C2C last year in the Rodman Ride for Kids, raising thousands of dollars for Cradles to Crayons and riding 50 miles!

Let these kids inspire you to do good in your communities.

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Entry filed under: Community Involvement - Boston, In the News, Volunteer Experience.

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