A 6-year-old boy is reminding people to be kind to others this holiday season. At his recent birthday party, he asked to receive donations instead of presents.
Konnor Britsky was able to raise $240 and he chose to donate it to the Lacombe Fire Department.
They will be using that money to send new and used equipment to firefighters in Paraguay, a project that they have been engaged with for four years.
“There are things we can’t find used; hoods come to mind, balaclavas and gloves those are usually worn beyond the ability of reuse.”
He also did the same thing at his party last year and gave the money to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Fire Chief Ed Vandelden says the Britsky is an inspiration.
“At age 6 that’s everything so that is pretty significant, I mean it warms my heart to see that and it’s not just Konnor, it’s the family extending those values... It’s what we try to do as a community.”
When interviewed on his project, the little man of few words had the only response necessary.
“To be kind.”
His generous act is a perfect reminder for us all as we celebrate the holidays.