(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) – On Monday, FOX 25 told you about a dozen dreams come true. It happened at Fenway Park, when 8-year-old Joey Ellison had his wish granted by Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Ellison wanted his little league team to come along for the ride. All the kids got to mingle with all players during a personal meet-and-greet right on Fenway's field.
On Tuesday, the Red Sox' starting short stop helped ease the pain of back-to-school shopping. Mike Aviles took kids from the Middlesex County Boys and Girls Club in Somerville to Staples in the Landmark Center in Fenway. They went on a shopping spree and loaded up on pencils, notebooks and other cool tools for school. Staples is also donating hundreds of bags full of school supplies to several area Boys and Girls clubs.
And remember Brendan Haas? Last year, the Kingston 10-year-old donated a trip to Disney World to the family of a fallen soldier. Now, he's hoping to build and donate a solarized home for a soldier's family – all free of charge. But on Wednesday, Haas was helping out another great cause. He joined Jack and Eric at their pirate lemonade stand in Dedham to raise money for the Home Base Soldier program.
Zack Hurowitz, 17, of Hingham, wants to help the less fortunate and he's doing it with soap. Zack has started a non-profit called the "Soap 2 Save" program. He sells the handmade soaps for $5 a bar. His goal is to sell 5,000 bars of soap.
If he does that, Zack is going to travel to Haiti to hand out soap to the needy.
Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island fulfills boy's dream
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