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12-year-old boy donates snow-shoveling money to protect SWFL’s shores

12-year-old boy donates snow-shoveling money to protect SWFL's shores

SANIBEL, Fla. – A 12-year-old boy donated his hard-earned money from shoveling snow to help protect Southwest Florida’s coastal ecosystems.

Caden penned a sweet letter to the Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation expressing his love for the islands and his desire to see them well-preserved.

“I am 12 years old and I love Sanibel and Captiva and want to see both well preserved for both us and the wildlife that call the island home,” Caden wrote. “I have countless wonderful memories of Sanibel and I hope it is well preserved for generations!”

Caden donated $70 that he earned by shoveling snow for his neighbors last winter to the foundation.

“I know my snow shoveling money is not much compared to other donations but I feel it is important for us all to do our part with what we have,” Caden wrote.

Caden’s generosity was saluted by the foundation in a Facebook post on Thursday, saying he’s a “superstar in the next generation of young conservationists.”

Way to go, Caden!

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