Medford kids find money, help others

Medford, Ore.– Back in September a group of kids took a picture with a 100 dollar bill, excited of course, but that 100 dollar bill wasn’t theirs.

“I never found that many dollars before,” said 6-year-old, Natalia Maritnez.

Martinez found the 100 dollar bill with her four siblings and her friend Sidney. Instead of keeping it, they decided to do something special

“I donated it and we got toys and stuff for other people.”

The kids were walking to school down Waterford Court when all of a sudden then found the 100 dollar bill in the gutter.

Mom, Rebecca Martinez said, “We waited a few weeks for someone to post something about missing money.”

And said nobody came forward claiming the 100 dollars.

“I didn’t feel right using it so we waited for the holidays.”

Martinez said with that money they bought six care packs for three boys and three girls as seen in a picture and donated them to Toys for Tots.

“I know there are people out there who aren’t so lucky,” said Martinez.

6-year-old Sidney Parret who was also there that day, said, “We noticed that someone could have needed that more than us.”

Martinez said her kids didn’t complain once about using the money for someone else. And that is what she said the giving spirit is all about.

“It makes me feel good that I can set a good example for my children and I don’t think many people would do that.”

Little Natalia said, “It’s really nice to do it for people.”

This family is definitely used to giving. Natalia Martinez also just donated her hair to ‘Wigs for Kids.’

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