Good Sports: Supporting Charities through Art
Since he was 8, Arsh Pal of Dubuque, Iowa, has been painting with acrylics on canvas and selling his artwork to benefit charities. Now 12, he has raised more than $15,000 for organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
For his efforts, Arsh was selected as an honoree for Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes and a recipient of the Diana Award, a youth humanitarian award in memory of the late Diana Spencer, Princess of Wales.
“My parents always tell me, ‘Everyone lives for themselves; you can live for others,’” Arsh said. “That motivates me and I know that every small step and contribution will make a big difference.”
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Compiled and partly written by Indian humorist MELVIN DURAI, author of the novel Bala Takes the Plunge.
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