Two fifth graders are doing their part to make the world a better place for sick children.  The two empathetic girls organized a toy, game and clothing drive for children being treated at Shriners Hospital for Children in Boston.  Shriners provides specialized care to those with orthopaedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate.  

When asked what made them decide to undertake this task, one of the girls replied that she had seen a commercial on television asking for donations and she felt she wanted to do something.  The two girls, who are friends and neighbors, decided that they were old enough to do something on their own to make a difference. With a little help from their parents, they got in touch with Shriners Hospital and set the plans in motion. They collected many donations.

Congratulations to the girls for taking the initiative to help those less fortunate.  It's an impressive start on the path to a life of philanthropy.