8-year-old boy organizes event for homeless

Posted at 3:17 PM, Dec 21, 2014
and last updated 2015-12-16 15:17:22-05

A young man on a mission to help homeless veterans and their families in Niagara County organized a toy drive and basket raffle at the Wheatfield Community Center on Church Road in North Tonawanda on Saturday.

Wunderkind Kyle Stoddard, who's 8-years-old, created the fundraiser to benefit an organization called "Serve Niagara," a local veterans group that helps homeless vets.

For his efforts, Kyle was also honored as an "Everyday Hero" by a company called "Free Country," a lifestyle apparel brand based in New York City.