A Palmyra boy is going above and beyond to help the homeless this holiday season. Ten-year-old Peter Mastowski handed out 55 gift bags and 30 blankets to guests at the REACH Advocacy Home.
A Palmyra boy is going above and beyond to help the homeless this holiday season.
Ten-year-old Peter Mastowski stopped by REACH Advocacy Home on North Union Street Monday morning.
REACH is a group that helps homeless people in the Rochester area. There he handed out 55 gift bags and 30 blankets to guests at the home.
Peter says he was inspired to give after taking a trip to New York City.
"I just saw a lot of homeless people on the street and... it didn't make me feel good so a couple years later, today, I decided I'm going to help the homeless," Peter tells us.
"It seems to me that the young man is learning a lot about what this season is really about," says Rev. Peter Peters, PhD, chair of REACH.
Peter says he plans to bring more donations in the future. REACH currently serves more than twenty people in need and says it could always use help in the form of funding -- as well as people willing to bring the evening meal in.