West Philly boy recognized for donating allowance to cat shelter
January 23, 2013By NewsWorks Staff
Move over, Will Smith. West Philadelphia has a new rising star. For four years, 10-year-old Evan Sweitzer has been donating his allowance to his favorite local cat shelter.
Get a load of this kid! He sings, he plays piano, and he's a Phillies fan. If that's not enough to get him on your good side, consider this: Sweitzer gets (and gives) $5 a week from his parents, but he says he really wants to raise his allowance to $8 so he can donate more.
He also sells figs from his family's back-yard tree to raise additional funds. Degeneres promised to buy a batch from him in August when they ripen.