When Samantha Juskiw and Paige Hoffman saw a police K-9 demonstration at a park near their home, they decided to hold some fundraisers to buy the dogs new kevlar vests, as the ones they were wearing were in need of replacement. A kind, but not truly unique gesture, until you realize that these good Samaritans are only in 7th grade!
Does your local Meals on Wheels do this? I found this in my local paper (The Repository) – what a great idea!
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