Brothers, 10 and 7, surpass goal to help GR’s homeless

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — A pair of brothers who worked through the summer to raise money for the homeless in Grand Rapids have surpassed their goal.

Caleb, 10, and his 7-year-old brother Jacob raised a total of $1,200 for Degage Ministries — $200 more than they had hoped for.

Friday, the boys presented their donation to the charity and celebrated by holding a pizza party for Degage’s patrons.

Caleb and Jacob came up with the idea to help the homeless after witnessing a man panhandling while they were on spring break vacation in Florida.

The boys were already $600 into their goal when Peppino’s downtown restaurant pitched in by donating a percentage of its sales during a fundraising night last month. The brothers continued their drive by collecting pop cans and through a GoFundMe donation page.

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