Kyla Devito is not quite seven years old, but she has a heart big enough for an adult.
Devito heard about the Alberni Valley News’ Pennies for Presents campaign and went about collecting coins from her parents and siblings so she could make a donation.
She collected her pennies, she says, “so other people could have presents too.”
Her gesture embodies the mandate of our Pennies for Presents campaign, begun in 1996 by the late Frank Legh, a Black Press classified advertising consultant. Legh started the Island-wide campaign because he felt no child should be left empty-handed at Christmastime.
Devito has already started collecting more pennies for next year’s campaign.
The News is accepting pennies until Dec. 17 at our office, 4656 Margaret St. Other drop-off locations include the Bank of Montreal, C2 Salon, Boston Pizza, Colour Corner, Nature’s Elements and D.A.S.T. Welding.