Twelve-year-old Cedar International School student Aiden Brydon traded visiting his grandparents in Canada this spring for selling raffle tickets at Rite Way Supermarket in Pasea.
It was all for a good cause: raising funds for the Humane Society of the BVI.
“I worked here earlier this year for service credit for school, and I noticed that they were in need of a few supplies like animal food, Clorox and general items for the animals,” the sixth grader said last Thursday at the animal shelter when he handed over a more than $1,200.
Aiden sold raffle tickets for prizes he solicited from One Mart Super Store, Peg Leg’s Restaurant, Brandywine Estate Restaurant, and Island Services.
“I planned on raising $1,000,” he said, adding that he was excited to have exceeded his target.
Vijay Bissoondutt, manager of the animal shelter, praised the student’s efforts.
“This is the first time I have had a kid that has come to the shelter and put so much heart and effort into trying to help the animals,” Mr. Bissoondutt said.
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