NBC Channel 12 aired a report on Sept. 4 about a 9-year-old boy who received a scholarship for his community service
Aiden Thompson is a 4th grade student at Linwood Holton Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia. Aiden owns has his own business, and he has his own staff including his mother.
He has changed the lives of over 2,000 sick children through his foundation.
Aiden started the foundation about three years ago after seeing a television program on St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. He was led to do something when he saw some children who were too sick to walk. He began raiding money by selling his toys.
When he had raised enough money, he began filling gift bags with toys, pencils, markers, coloring books, and even a hand-written letter.
"It makes me feel grateful that I got the gift bags for them."
Because of the kindness Aiden has shown to the sick children through his foundation, he has been honored by being in the top spot on a regional Kohl's poster.
Kohl also presented Aiden with a $1,000 scholarship. After high school, he plans to choose one of three colleges to attend. He wants to go to either Delaware State University, Virginia State University, or Florida State University.
The Love Care Joy Foundation accepts donations to stuff the gift bags as well as monetary gifts.
If you would like to help Aiden, e-mail the foundation at email@example.com, or call 804-651-2023.
Keep up with the foundation on its Facebook page.