Homeless siblings raise $1K for American Heart Association - FOX 29 News Philadelphia | WTXF-TV

Homeless siblings raise $1K for American Heart Association

Posted: Updated:
Anastasia and Alex Kenny saw an American Heart Association brochure featuring a boy who had heart surgery, and they were inspired to do something. Anastasia and Alex Kenny saw an American Heart Association brochure featuring a boy who had heart surgery, and they were inspired to do something.
Two South Carolina siblings are making headlines for their incredibly selfless act.  They decided to raise money to donate to the American Heart Association’s annual Jump Rope for Heart—even though they face their own challenges.  Their family is homeless.  

This year marks the 35th Anniversary of the Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser.  Anastasia and Alex Kenny saw an American Heart Association brochure featuring a boy who had heart surgery, and they were inspired to do something.  Alex and his sister went downtown and started asking people they saw to donate—and a little added up to a lot.  

Alex and Anastasia’s goal was to raise $200 each day—and in the end, they raised $1,000.  

“We didn’t want it for the prizes,” said Alex.  “We wanted it for the people who needed it.”

Their mom Vanessa says she took the money they raised in to their gym teacher to drop it off personally because she didn’t them to lose it.  Their teacher, she says, was stunned when he learned how much they raised.
American Heart Association spokesperson Fraser Gowen says the organization is thrilled that even though the kids needed the money themselves, they decided to do something for someone else instead.

  • Viral StoriesMore>>

  • Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Oklahoma policeman accused of sex assaults on duty

    Friday, August 22 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-08-22 15:36:23 GMT
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
    An Oklahoma City police officer was arrested Thursday and is being held in lieu of $5 million bond after being accused of committing a series of sexual assaults against at least six women while on duty.
  • VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    VIDEO: Beluga whale teases kids at aquarium

    Friday, August 22 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-08-22 12:33:53 GMT
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
    Video of a beluga whale teasing children at a zoo has gone viral. You can see Juno snapping his jaws at three young children at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.
  • Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Mail carrier says she was assaulted over missing mail, but DC police tell different story

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-08-21 13:52:12 GMT
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
    A U.S. Postal Worker says she was assaulted by two women in a dispute over missing mail, but D.C. police tell a different story. They say she was the aggressor and the suspect instead, and that she may have called friends for help before officers arrived.
Powered by WorldNow

WTXF-TV
330 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2796

Phone: (215) 925-2929
Fax: (215) 982-5494

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices