The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Fla. youth proves age no issue when it counts

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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