National & International News
The day’s top national and international news

Boy Donates His Savings to Police

View Comments ()
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Two days after the 12th anniversary of 9/11, a Wisconsin boy walked into the Greenfield Police Department and up to the clerk, opened his backpack and pulled out a bag full of coins. (Published Tuesday, Sep 17, 2013)

    Two days after the 12th anniversary of 9/11, an 11-year-old Wisconsin boy walked into a Greenfield police station and handed the clerk $10.03 cents: his entire savings.

    The boy did not give the clerk his name, but Greenfield police were so touched by the donation that they put surveillance footage on both their Facebook and YouTube pages in order to track down and thank local sixth grader Max Siepert, NBC's "Today" reported.

    Siepert said he started saving money in April with the intention to donate. It wasn't until a class discussion on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks that he realized he wanted to give his savings to the police.

    "We started to talk about 9/11 and all the good deeds that we could do so I decided that I had all this money and I hadn't donated yet," he told Milwaukee NBC Affiliate WTMJ

    Seipert's donation was also in memory of his grandfather, a police officer who died in the line of duty in 1974. 

    Siepert encouraged everyone else to "make a difference" by donating.

    "If every person would do that we would have such a great world," he said. "It would be awesome."

    Siepert's mom has matched her son's $10.03 donation, which he plans on donating to a Wisconsin girl in need of a kidney transplant, according to "Today." 

     

    Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy