On Saturday evening, dozens of kids were recognized for their work at the Charlotte Bacon Act of Kindness Event in Newtown. Charlotte was a victim of the Sandy Hook School shooting.
Charlotte's eighth birthday would have been Saturday, and to celebrate her memory children were rewarded for their acts of kindness after doing good deeds in their community.
Katelyn Indelicato, 9, heard about a 21-year-old man who was the victim of a drive-by shooting in Texas and became paralyzed.
"He can't walk anymore and can't pay for physical therapy. It was $400 a week," Indelicato said.
She wanted to help, so she started by looking in her room to raise money.
"I got out my piggy bank, and it ended up being $40," said Indelicato.
She didn't stop there. Indelicato raised thousands to help a man she never met.
"It ended up being about $10,000," according to Indelicato.
She flew to Connecticut with her mom, who said how proud she is of her daughter.
"Seeing her reach out to help a complete stranger really taught me a lesson in what it means to help other people," said Shala Indelicato.
Katelyn was not the only kid to be recognized. Forty-three children were there from all over the United States and Canada.
The Act of Kindness Awards happen every year on Charlotte Bacon's birthday. This is the second year for the awards in Newtown.
It is positivity that is rubbing off on many kids, who are doing good for others.
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