Maggie won the ‘Khols Kids Who Care’ award last year, but she continues to volunteer her time with kids with autism, grooming horses, and nursing homes. She loves giving back to her community in every way.
Q. You spend a lot of time volunteering at various places tell us about that?
A. I volunteer at the The North Mountain Visitor’s Center. I help kids read. I read to the kids. Some of the kids are blind. I help organize The Desert Guppy Reading Program.
I also volunteer at Tierra Madre Horse Sanctuary I groom and love the horses that were abused and neglected. Tierra Madre adopted the horses.
I also like volunteering at the nursing home. I like to play with the old people. I like to bring flowers to the girls. I like bringing my friends and neighbors to sing Christmas songs and deliver cookies. I volunteer with working with kids who have autism. They are all my friends.
Q. What has been the most impactful thing that you have done while volunteering?
A. Helping the kids who have autism. I help them talk, read, play and I taught a twelve-year-old boy who has autism how to ride a bike.
Q. What is your favorite thing about volunteering?
A. I love helping kids who have autism, and I also like reading to the blind kids at the NMVC.
Q. Tell us about your ‘Khols Kids Who Care’ award?
A. My mom’s friend, Amy, nominated me and sent it in to Kohl’s.
I won the award for volunteering. I was so happy when I found out!
Q. When you are not giving your time to help others, what do you do for fun?
A. I like to play with my friends, dance, play softball, basketball, soccer, and swim. I like to sew with Mumsie.
Q. What do you wish to be when you grow up?
A. I want to be an artist and a teacher.
Maggie is a third grader at St. Thomas the Apostle.
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