Hannah was chosen as an AmTrust Bank Caring Kid from AmTrust Bank and ABC15. She was on their Sonoran Living show on August 10th.
The selection team was impressed by how involved she is and how much she cares for others. They said she sounds like a very compassionate “Caring Kid”! Specifically she received the award for her work with Cancer Treatment Centers of America where she donated 413 boxes of cookies last year in honor of her Aunt Mary and the year before 350 boxes in memory of her Papa Joe.
Q. You were recently nominated as ‘AmTrust Bank Caring Kid’ how did you feel when you learned of the big news?
A. I felt really happy that I was being acknowledged for my community service and I was really surprised that I won!
Q. What are some things you did to earn this award?
A. I read at the La Loma Care Center for seniors every month. I made 150 candy bags for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America with my Grandma. We also did a stuffed animal drive for the New Life Center. I’ve donated over 1,100 boxes of cookies to non-profit organizations and over 750 went to Cancer Treatment Centers of America. I made the donations in memory of my Papa Joe and in honor of my Aunt Mary because they had cancer.
Q. What does this award give you? What will you do with the money? Save or spend?
A. This award gave me a bank account with $150 dollars and I am going to save it for college. I’ve already put more money into the account. I was also interviewed on ABC15 Sonoran Living show.
Q. Out of all of the community service projects you participate in which is your favorite?
A. I think my favorite is volunteering at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America because I get to sometimes interact with the patients.
Q. What are some fun things you did this summer?
A. I went to Durango, CO with my family and I got to horse back riding in the Rocky Mountains and river rafting. I got to go to dolphin camp and swim with the dolphins. I also went to the beach with my family.
Hannah is a sixth grader at St. Thomas Aquinas Grade School.