Hannah isn’t the only young child to reach a fairly large audience. Charlie Simpson, a 7-year-old London boy, has been making news for a bike ride that has raised more than $200,000 for UNICEF’s Haiti fund.
But far more common are the thousands of classrooms, sports teams, and community groups – often led by one or two kids – that are coming together and creatively pooling their resources:
• Caitlyn Sather, a fourth-grader in Marietta, Ga., encouraged her school to hold a pajama day, in which kids were allowed to wear pajamas if they donated at least $2. She also has started collecting shoes for the Soles4Souls drive.