A couple of kids in Maryland have taken their card collecting to a charitable level. Andrew Berube and his friend Ben LeBlanc are the DC Ambassadors for Cards2Kids, the Chicago area nonprofit group that shares cards with young people in need.
Andrw, Ben and Ben’s eight-year-old brother Graham round up donated cards, sort them out and create small packs they wrap in plastic and distribute to kids at Boys and Girls Clubs, the Ronald McDonald House in Washington and kids in local hospitals.
We’ve written about Cards2Kids before. It’s a two-year-old charity headed up by John Makowiec, a teenager who wanted to put unwanted cards to good use. His group now has six affiliates including the Maryland trio.
They’re collectors themselves but as Ben says “When we put on our [Cards2Kids] shirts, it’s all about Cards2Kids.”
Read the full story about their work at Gazette.net.