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9-Year-Old Donates Savings to Homeless Shelter

A 9-year-old boy from Illinois took out all of the money in his savings account to purchase goods for the homeless.

Posted: Jan 2, 2019 10:12 AM

DAVENPORT, Ill. - A 9-year-old boy from Illinois took out all of the money in his savings account to purchase goods for the homeless.

Nathan Simons withdrew around $150 for a local homeless shelter, with his dad matching the amount dollar for dollar. 

"I'm donating most of the money from my savings account to a Christian Care down at the homeless shelter," Simons said. 

With nearly $300 in his pocket, he took to stores to purchase goods that the shelter told him they needed. Some of these items included shoes, barbeque sauce and other foods. 

"It feels good," Simons said. "I wish I could have it myself but I have to think about other people sometimes." 

Simons said that spending his life savings to purchase the items for the shelter makes him feel good about himself. 

"It's hard to give it away but I'm thinking ahead of myself and thinking about other people," he said. 

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