The kids who went viral in 2018 for the right reasons

January 02, 2019 at 07:00 am | 2018 in Review

Mildred Europa Taylor

Mildred Europa Taylor | Associate Editor

January 02, 2019 at 07:00 am | 2018 in Review

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Jayera Griffin

The 14-year-old is an 8th-grade honour student who tutors other children at her school. While doing so, she noticed that some of the student’s clothing wasn’t clean. Griffin sensed that the children felt embarrassed so she took a bold step. During spring break, Griffin launched “Free Wash Day” which involved raising $1,000 dollars. She went to her local laundromat and stayed there from 7 am to 9 pm ensuring that those who needed funds to wash their clothing were able to do so. When donations began to run low, members of the community added to her donation bucket. As a result, local business owners offered to host another free wash day and give free haircuts.

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