Monday, April 23, 2012

Jaqabell A Hometown Hero!

Our littlest Hometown Hero launches 'Project Night Night' | KOB.com
Jaqabell was featured on the news segment Hometown Hero this morning for her birthday project!

Our littlest Hometown Hero launches 'Project Night Night'

Posted at: 04/23/2012 11:28 AM
By: Heather Mills, KOB Eyewitness News 4

This week's Hometown Hero is the youngest one we've featured.
She's just six years old and has a big birthday wish. Jaquelynn Serna has decided to give up all of her birthday presents this year. She wants to give them to homeless children.
She's making bags for "Project Night Night." Each bag has a book; because Jaquelynn loves to read; a stuffed animal and a blanket.
She and her mom will donate them to local shelters.
Jaquelynn's goal is to make 50 bags by her 7th birthday on May 1st.
"A couple months ago, she was watching TV, saw something about a little girl donating shoes for her birthday. She turns around and says, 'Momma, I want to give away my birthday presents this year,'" said Shiree Serna, Jaquelynn's mom.
Jaquelynn said, "I like to help other people."
Serna says she wasn't surprised at all by her daughter’s request. She says she's a very compassionate person, even at such a young age.
We asked Jaquelynn what she wants to be when she grows up, and no surprise, she wants to be a teacher.