Acts of Kindness: Frank Rodgers

LAS VEGAS - Armed with fliers, Frank Rodgers and his 4-year-old son Christopher canvas their south Las Vegas neighborhood, trying to generate donations for Safe Nest. Frank is teaching Christopher at a very early age that it's better to give than to receive.

"There are a lot of people that think, four and a half, how can he get this?" Frank said. "He gets it all. He's definitely a kid, but he definitely knows that what we are doing is going to help some other people, and he knows it's a good thing."

"Mommies and dogs, probably, and kids or babies… it's so they could have a place to stay," Christopher said.

This is their neighborhood push to collect items they will soon deliver to Safe Nest. "We're collecting stuff for kids that don't have a home," Christopher said.

The effort began in the spring. Donations such as strollers, bicycles and clothes have been piling up inside Rodgers' garage.

Frank is a special education teacher at Hummel Elementary School. Teaching his son the benefits of charity is the goal, but he says he also hopes to inspire others.

Christopher is being recognized for his efforts. He will receive a community service award from Safe Nest this week.

8 News NOW, meanwhile, is rewarding Frank Rodgers, 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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