One of the most amazing things about our children is how much they love and care for others in their community.  It always seem like, once we hit a certain age, we start to care a little less.  But, up to that point, nothing brings them more joy than helping.

This is definitely true for one little boy from Woolwich.

According to News Center Maine, earlier this spring, six-year-old Lucas West saw a public service announcement for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.  After seeing the PSA, Lucas had tears streaming down his face.  He really want to help the animals.

His great aunt suggested he hold a bottle drive, so that is exactly what he did.

After reaching out to Midcoast Humane in Brunswick, they set up a Facebook page for the bottle drive with the goal of collecting $100.  Within days, they had reached that goal.  They continued to collect bottles for the fund and, as of April 25th, they had collected $1,475.  They expect to reach their new goal of $1,500 before the end of the month.

Bath's Hilltop Redemption Center was instrumental in helping with the project.  The business's owner, Merrily Castro, was happy to set up a donation account in Lucas's name.

Merrily, who purchased the redemption center in early 2020, said she has always wanted to run a non-profit, but could never decide on a specific charity.  Now, with her business, she has the ability to regularly support many charities.

Lucas, thank you for all you are doing to make our world a better place.

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