A student is collecting toothbrushes for Salvation Army


AUSTIN, Minn.- It’s never too early to teach your kids about the importance of helping those in need and William Fowler-Hill, a local preschooler, is taking that lesson to heart.

“Kid’s don’t have toothbrushes,” he said.

Fowler-Hill is a little boy who’s making a big difference. He’s collecting toothbrushes to donate to those in need.

“In preschool one of the biggest things we work on is being a friend so for him to come up with this idea on this own and showing that caring for others is really neat,” said Heather Ruzek, Preschool Teacher at Community Learning Center.

William is getting his classmates in on the effort and it’s become a lesson in the importance of helping others.

“We’re just really excited to show that students at this age can get this reaction and positive feedback,” said Ruzek.

All of the toothbrushes will be donated to the Salvation Army.

“My grandma was the one who told him a lot of kids don’t have toothbrushes and he said they can use his so we decided to start this drive,” said Jennifer Hall, William’s mom.

That’s what sparked the idea and so far he’s collected more than 100 toothbrushes.

“I think doing shows that there is good out there and there are nice people and I’m very proud of my son for doing this,” said Hill.

William and his classmates will collect toothbrushes for the next couple of months. They plan on donating them around Christmas

If you’re interested in donating you can contact the Community Learning Center in Austin.

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