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August 26, 2014 > TeenÕs philanthropic efforts benefit ChildrenÕs Hospital

TeenÕs philanthropic efforts benefit ChildrenÕs Hospital

Submitted By Alpana Kapoor

In todayÕs increasingly electronics-driven society, it is difficult for teenagers who not only work hard and deal with incredible school pressure, but give back to our community too. Fremont resident Shrey Kapoor, 16, a student at Saint Francis High School in Mountain View, is one of these rarities; he initiated and organized a successful fundraiser at the Fremont Hindu Temple on August 10, donating all proceeds ($567.30), to UCSF Benioff ChildrenÕs Hospital Oakland.

Shrey stated, ÒI feel this type of altruistic work shouldnÕt be something that is a point of emphasis; rather, it should be more common among us youth. We, as a community, need to realize that underprivileged people exist and still make up a large part of society; something needs to be done. I feel it is more of an obligation on the part of this current generation of young men and women like me, who are blessed with tools and education, to take steps to actualize change in our society.Ó Shrey added, ÒMany thanks to the Fremont Hindu Temple for this opportunity to do my part in giving back to the community.Ó

Shrey has also volunteered at the Masonic Homes Senior Center, at various Alameda County libraries, and other events throughout the year that work with developmentally disabled, children, and underprivileged citizens, accumulating hundreds of hours beyond the school requirement of 10 hours a year. Shrey encourages others to do the same.

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