JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - One Region 8 student raised over $600 for City Youth Ministries in Jonesboro.
Slade Kibler is just your typical 10-year-old, but his age hasn't stopped him from doing something special to give back to those less fortunate.
"Slade doesn't have a job or a source of income himself, but he thought of a way that he can contribute," said City Youth Ministries Executive Director Kim Shumpert.
He substituted his birthday presents for monetary donations. The money that was raised went straight to City Youth Ministries, to help sponsor two students.
"It makes me feel like I'm giving other people stuff they need," said Slade.
Slade said his father was the one who influenced him to raise the money. He wanted to do his part to help others.
"It makes me very proud to have a son who is willing to give up things like gifts, and watch other people get to grow and develop with it," said Ryan Kibler.