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L.I. Boy, 9, Asks Friends To Donate To Sandy Victims Instead Of Giving Birthday Presents

Tyler Fazzari (credit: Press Release)

Tyler Fazzari (credit: Press Release)

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Most kids love getting presents on their birthday, but one Long Island boy is forgoing them in an effort to help Superstorm Sandy victims.

Tyler Fazzari, who will be turning 9, has asked his friends to donate money and gift cards to help Long Beach Public Schools buy a new Smart Board.

“Some people can bring in, like, Home Depot gift cards to help rebuild everything,” Fazzari told 1010 WINS’ Jim Powers on Wednesday.

The third grader said he decided to give up getting presents because he already has “a lot of stuff.”

“Since, like, I have a lot of stuff and I feel bad for the people who don’t have these things. So I just decided that I would want to help them,” he said.

Once his party is over, Fazzari will personally hand deliver the donations to the the school.

If you would like to help, you can do so using the following information:

Long Beach Public Schools Disaster Relief Fund 235 Lido Blvd Lido Beach, NY 11561
Attention: Kaja Gula-Thomas
In the “memo” line of the check donators should write “Tyler”

Fazzari’s mother, Erica, said Tyler loves to read and play with his friends, and called him an amazing kid.

“His heart is bigger than his body,” she said.

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