When Jack Bachman turned 11 in 2017, he continued a tradition he began on his 8th birthday: he asked his friends to give to others rather than him. Jack says he likes to help kids who “don’t have a chance to do all the things I get to do,” so he asked his friends for gift cards to places they like to go, like Chipotle. And, then, he sent the gift cards to ProKids.
“I hope they get to go and have some fun,” he said of the children in the child protection system that ProKids serves. “It makes me sad that there are kids who don’t have a home.”