Faithit.com reports that after saving up $200 from recycling, 13-year-old Erin Byrnes purchased 60 raffle tickets under her family's last name for a fundraiser held by Joseph's House. The 8th grader and her mother work as volunteers at the charity, which provides assistance for new mothers as well as women who are dealing with unplanned pregnancies.
When the family learned that they held the winning ticket for the grand prize — a fully-loaded Chevy Tahoe LTZ — they didn't pile up in their new ride and roll off into the sunset. Erin decided to donate the vehicle back to Joseph's House.
Clearly, this young lady has a great understanding of the importance of helping others. Erin's still a few years away from being eligible for a driver's license, but that's not what prompted her to perform such a selfless act. In an interview with FOX News, Erin said, "Because Joseph's House is very important to me, and if you would've seen those babies, you would've done the same thing."
Kudos, Erin! Oftentimes, teenagers are labeled as being irresponsible and self-centered, but her unbelievable show of compassion easily proves that those stereotypes don't always apply.
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