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Teens in front of a Grocery Store in New Jersey

New Jersey Teens Take Matters Into Their Own Hands

April 21, 2020

In New Jersey, 16-year-old Drew and 13-year-old Heather Paglia picked up the idea and created a GoFundMe campaign in order to help small businesses—and health care heroes—by purchasing food and gift cards to deliver food to people impacted the most.

One local hospital, CentraState, asked for gift cards so they can pass them on to patients being released from the hospital to provide food for them, to make sure they stay home. 

Since launching the crowdfunding page, the siblings have managed to raise more than $2,250—although they hope to garner many more donations in order to reach their $20,000 goal.

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