WOODLAND PARK, NJ - ABC News’ Lucy Yang and Emily Sowa recently featured an “In Our Backyard” segment local fifth grader Jayden Perez, who has been working to spread kindness since he was 8.
Jayden first started his charitable endeavors with a Christmas toy drive for children in Puerto Rico followed by helping people and animals in Puerto Rico and Florida affected by hurricanes.
"Everything I do is just repay and when people give to me, I repay with that," he said on the news report.
The 10-year-old's good work was also recently featured on a Good Morning America segment by Genevieve Shaw Brown.
Jayden has given motivational speeches on anti-bullying, served as a Kid Box ambassador, and he and his mother Ana Rosado were named “Hometown Heroes” by the Alfred Baumann Library last year.
The benevolent young man is also now the president of his own 501(3)c non-profit organization – “From The Bottom of My Heart.”
"Giving is the right thing to do. Giving is the best thing to do," he said.
Jayden’s next charitable endeavor is collecting backpacks and school supplies for area children in need. Donations can be dropped off at the Alfred Baumann Library, 7 Brophy Lane, or mailed to: From The Bottom of My Heart, Attn: Jayden Perez, PO Box #115, Little Falls, NJ 07424. Cash or gift cards are accepted to purchase supplies.