Acts of Kindness: Cade Farin

HENDERSON, Nev. - It's move-in day at Estes McDoniel Elementary School in Henderson. Joanna Luque needed help getting her fourth grade classroom ready for the start of school on Monday.

"It's a lot of hard work. Everything is all pushed into a corner. We have to get the room back to where it was," she said. "You'll see lots of other grown-ups. Anybody we can bring to help. It's a lot of work."

Fourteen-year-old Cade Farin was not coaxed into helping; he simply volunteered.

"I've known Cade since he was four. He's always been like that. He's so polite and always helpful," Luque said.

Farin's volunteer work began when he entered middle school.

"My mom first told me, ‘You should do this. It's good for college. It will help you out that way,'" he said.

He says he soon realized that taking part in community service also helped many others.

"Community service is just great. If you can get involved with it, you should," he said.

He started volunteering every week with his church, local rescue missions and food banks. One of his favorite ways to help is the annual A-Games event.

"I did the A-Games, helping autistic children with their playing sports. They got a chance to be treated like heroes. I thought that was really inspiring," he said.

His involvement has inspired other friends to volunteer. As he prepares for his first year in high school, he says community service will be a big part of his future.

8 News NOW is rewarding Cade Farin's volunteerism, awarding him $800 as part of its weekly series Acts of Kindness.

If you wish to nominate someone for Acts of Kindness, visit our website or e-mail us.


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