Selflessness – Starting Young

One of our youngest ever donors melted our hearts recently!

At just 9-years-old, Macklin Devlin gave up receiving presents for his birthday, instead creating a gift registry with The Good Registry to raise money for Big Buddy instead.

So why did Macklin decide to donate his birthday? “I wanted to help kids that don’t have dads, and Big Buddy helps kids,” he said. Macklin said he had an amazing birthday, and his registry helped raise $165 for Big Buddy.

Macklin’s mum Maree said she floated the idea to Macklin before his birthday, and he was really keen. He’d still get presents from his immediate family, but he could choose the charity that his friends and family could donate to. “A lot of people said that’s so amazing, my child wouldn’t do that! But they would, if you give them the option,” Maree said. “He missed nothing and still had an amazing birthday. It made the birthday very good, and not just about ‘stuff’!”

Thank you Macklin, we really appreciate your kindness.

You can create your own gift registry through the Good Registry here, or purchase a Good Gift Card here. If you’d like to make a direct donation to Big Buddy and help us continue making a difference click here.

Story: Ainsley Harris (The Good Registry) Rewritten by: Megan Horsburgh

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