A third grader is remembering the true spirit of Christmas by refusing to accept Christmas gifts and holding a donation drive for kids in Puerto Rico instead.
Jayden Perez, 8, of Woodland Park, New Jersey got the best gift of his life earlier this year, WABC reports. Jayden loves football, and when his mother’s boss gave them two VIP tickets to a Giants game, he cried with joy.
He loved the gift so much that he said he wanted to donate all his Christmas gifts to kids who are less fortunate. And Jayden didn’t stop there. He decided to hold a toy drive for kids in Puerto Rico, whose Christmas was stolen by Hurricane Maria.
“He said, ‘Mom, I’m concerned kids aren’t going to get toys,'” mom Ana Rosado told ABC News. “That really touched me.”
So his mom took to social media to organize a community toy drive.
So far, the drive netted more than 1,000 toys, and more donations are expected. Donations even poured in from other states.
A shipping company will take the the toys to Puerto Rico.
Rosado and Jayden play to fly there on Jan. 4 to celebrate Three Kings’ Day. While there, they will help distribute the toys.
“I’m just so proud of my son. He has such a humble heart,” said Rosado.