Student sells comic strips as fundraiser

Posted at 7:10 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 08:18:43-05

A little boy’s big imagination and a crime fighting pig are helping a classmate in need.

Jana-Marie Zakowicz says she was hesitant about her 10-year-old son Kyle’s big fundraising idea. “Honestly I wasn’t sure if it was going to sell,” she told 7 Eyewitness News.

After fire damaged his friend’s home last week, the Allendale Elementary student decided he needed to lend a helping hand.

“Yeah, it’s just a lot to go through so I thought I could help,” Kyle said.

Thankfully no one was hurt in the fire, but the little girl and her family suffered a big loss. The home suffered a lot of damage and Kyle’s classmate lost just about everything. So the avid sketch artist decided to sell his comic about a crime fighting super hero -- half pig, half man -- to people in his neighborhood.

“He would literally flag people down and people would stop and you should’ve just seen the look on his face,” Jana-Marie said.

It didn’t take long before Kyle’s comics were going for more than just one dollar.

“The first time I sold my first comic people only paid one dollar then for the rest of the time everybody they gave me at least $3 dollars for it,” Kyle said.

Strip by strip and page by page a little boy with a big heart is helping the family rebuild.

So far Kyle has raised $80. If you would like to contribute to Kyle’s fundraiser you can send donations to:

Allendale Elementary
1399 Orchard Park Road
West Seneca, New York 14224

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