Fishers boy asks for donations instead of birthday presents

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Imagine getting ready for your 8th birthday, but instead of asking for toys, you tell your parents you only want to help people in need.

Nathan Dimmitt of Fishers recently told his parents that’s what he wanted for his birthday, and now his story is inspiring others across the area.

“About a month ago Nathan came up to my husband after church and said ‘Dad I have too many toys, so I think for my birthday I want my friends to bring canned food for those who don’t have enough to eat,’” said Nathan’s mother, Amanda Dimmitt. “My husband put this on Facebook and it’s kind of exploded since then.”

“I want to thank everyone for bringing canned food in for my birthday,” Nathan said.

“We had set a goal of like $50. We didn’t expect much,” Nathan’s mother said. “Before we know it, he’s raised over $300 so it’s been very overwhelming.”

At work, and at Heartland Church, collection bins are now full of food, and young Nathan says he’s grateful.

“We’re very, very proud of him,” Amanda said.

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