For the most part, kids do not have a lot of money at their disposal. Most of the cash they get comes from birthday gifts, an allowance, or chores and odd jobs. So it's understandable that any funds they accumulate are precious to them.
Ten-year-old Evan did something selfless with his allowance that could teach us all a lesson in caring for others. In 2009, Evan adopted a cat named Macha from City Kitties rescue in Philadelphia. He was only 7 years old at the time, and he wanted to continue to help the organization that had connected him with his new pet.
So he saved his allowance for months and donated $46.75 to City Kitties at the end of the year. He did not stop there. Evan's donation was accompanied by a heartfelt note that read, in part, "I love cats! They are my favorite animals, and I got my cat at city kitties as well! I get an allowance every week and I chose to make a donation to you. I love that you help cats find homes. I saved this money to help you help cats."
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