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Hero of the Week: Keoni Ching

 

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week… Find out how you can nominate a Hero of the Week at the bottom of the page.

 

Throughout the week, our ACC Team searches through emails and news articles looking for someone who deserves to be the Hero of the Week…

 

Keoni Ching, an eight-year-old student in Vancouver, Washington, wanted to do something for his elementary school’s “Kindness Week” – that’s when he came up with the idea of making key chains. He decided to sell them for five dollars and use that money to pay off all the lunch debt incurred by students at his school.

Well, Keoni probably didn’t think that he would raise over four thousand dollars but that’s what happened! The community and people around the world heard about his mission and ended up buying hundreds of key chains. Not only had Keoni pay off student lunch debt at his own school, but he has at six other schools as well!

And, if you’re wondering why he wanted to make key chains, Keoni says that they look good on his backpack.

Learn more about this story as covered by CNN.

 

 

 

 

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Now, we want to know who has made a difference in your life. Nominate a local firefighter, police officer, EMT or someone who is serving our country in the military. It could even be a neighbor, family member or friend who lent a crucial helping hand. Let us know all about the person who you feel is a real life hero by emailing us here and please feel free to send us a picture!

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