EYEWITNESS LOCAL NEWSElkview Girl Rewarded For Her Generosity
from Eyewitness News Online
Reported by: Brandon Stover
Web Producer: Heath Harrison
Reported: Dec. 19, 2013 10:26 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 19, 2013 10:56 PM EST
Elkview , Kanawha County , West Virginia
A generous little girl who saved up and donated to the Eyewitness News Tower of Toys time and time again received a special surprise Thursday.
"I’m speechless,” Nikki Schoolcraft, a fourth grader at Walton Elementary, said.
Schoolcraft, 9, is usually the one giving during Christmas and the holidays, but she experienced the other side of the generosity Thursday.
For several years, she has displayed her caring and unselfishness by buying and donating dozens of toys to the toy drive.
Sadly, back in March, her efforts were put on hold, as a fire destroyed her home in Elkview.
“It's been tough for me this year,” she said. “I lost one hundred and thirty-three dollars"
Despite losing everything in the fire, Schoolcraft was even more determined to give back - and she did, with $174 worth.
"It's in my heart to give back to the community," she said.
Morrisville Helping Hand, a non-profit organzation serving local communities, heard about her story and wanted to return the favor to her with gifts
"We have gone with our organization’s money, and bought these things for you,” Morrisvale Helping Hand CEO Cecil Silva said.
Schoolcraft received several gifts this Christmas, and was most taken with a touch screen cell phone.
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