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Child Donates First Communion Money to Charity

By Jamie Peter, WFMZ.com Reporter, JPeter@wfmz.com
Published On: Jun 14 2013 07:00:00 PM CDT
Updated On: Jun 15 2013 06:28:47 PM CDT

A young boy from Lehigh County is practicing what he preaches.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. -

A young boy from Lehigh County is practicing what he preaches.

Alex Trinidad, 8, recently celebrated his First Holy Communion.

Family and friends gave him money for the occasion. Alex turned around and gave it to people in need.

The elementary student donated $465 to the Ecumenical Kitchen in Allentown.

"I [was] inspired by Pope Francis because he said to feed the poor," said Alex. "I feel good because everybody gets to eat!"

Alex's gift will help provide meals to the hungry. He has more plans in the work to keep donating.