Acts of Kindness: Will Gorman

LAS VEGAS - Eleven-year-old Will Gorman found a special way to give back to the community. He attends Gordon Mccaw Steam Academy and the administrators and teachers say he's the perfect example of how to build a child's character.

When Mr. Hall gave his fifth grade class a project to explore a passion, almost every student chose a favorite toy or an invention, that is... except for Will Gorman.

Mr. Hall says," He saw problems in the community and wanted to work on those things and help people. He did a lot of research on it, he came to me and said for every dollar, that's three meals."

Will says, "When I read an article about Three Square Food Bank and how their money helps out, I wanted to do a coin drive." 

Will asked fellow classmates to bring at least a quarter to school. All the money would go to Three Square which directly helps kids at the school. Principal Jennifer Furman-Born adds, "Three Square sponsors our weekend snack program for our students, and they also work with our after-school program and do snack breaks for after-school tutoring." 

Will presented the campaign to the school's community partner, Lucky Little Chapel owned by local pastors in the community Henry and Rachel Sneed. Henry said, "He asked our business if we would do a fundraiser, and I said what is your goal. He said if we could raise 50-dollars, that would be spectacular, and I looked at him and I said, Will I can tell you we're going to raise more than 50 dollars for you." 

Rachel added, "Will and some of his friends made these darling little boxes, and we encouraged our employees that their donations any extra change they had drop in box and raise the money." 

Lucky Little Chapel raised five hundred dollars. That amount plus the funds collected from Will's classmates equals 18-hundred meals Three Square is able to provide. 

 

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