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Random Kid: The Power of Anyone

Random Kid: The Power of Anyone

Aug 9, 2007-- It all started with a feisty ten-year-old named Talia Leman, who watched the Katrina devastation on TV and decided to do something about it. She launched an online campaign to convince kids just like her to give up candy for Halloween and instead, collect money door-to-door.The idea took. Plastic pumpkins overflowed with small change. Dollar bills filled former candy sacks. In three months, random kids across America raised $5 million dollars. Talia's group, now called, has raised over $10 million dollars for hurricane relief so far. They call it the "Power of Anyone," urging kids to recognize that they can help bring about big change. Says Leman, "Just start with something little. Pick up the candy wrapper on the sidewalk, or recycle pop cans and donate the money to something. It feels great to help others." (2569 reads)

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