Matthew Baar's assignment in his middle school social ctudies class was to come up with a pretend service project.
He took the assignment a bit further than that, and the results made him a local hero.
A member of Living Lord Lutheran Church in Lakewood Ranch, Fla., Matthew at age 13 put his fundraising idea called "Change for Change" into action. He distributed empty bottles with a special label he made to collect coins. The money went to All Children's Hospital, where his brother Joey has received treatments for leukemia.
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