GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) -
(05/20/14) - Some young blueberry ambassadors are receiving high praise for their random acts of kindness.
It stemmed from the "I'm Concerned About the Blueberries" campaign in Genesee County.
The students were awarded for making blankets, writing something good about their classmates and teachers and giving pillows to the homeless, among other things.
"Our DNA, especially the kids' DNA, is starting to be fed by looking down at their iPads, their cell phones, the Twitter and Facebook. We're starting to lose the perception of everything that's around us. I think if we can be a little bit more aware of other people's issues and the little things we can do to make impact on their life, I think the community gets to be a better place ot live," said Phil Shaltz, Blueberries founder.
"We went to the soup kitchen and there as this man standing there in the cold. We gave him a pair of socks and he was very happy and had a big smile on his face," said Alaysia Brown, Gates Elementary Blueberry.
Shaltz will make a donation to schools to honor their participation in the campaign.