Ryan Hickman

Ryan has been leading beach cleans in his community. He knows that by recycling and keeping trash out of our oceans and landfills, it’s better for animals and the environment. Ryan has made t-shirts that he sells and donates 100% of the proceeds to Pacific Marine Mammal Center to help them with their service efforts. He spends his time volunteering with Recycle Across America. 


“I would tell all the kids that every one of them is awesome in their own way and to follow their dreams. If a kid like me can do it, anyone can do it.” -Ryan Hickman 


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9-year-old boy from New Jersey uses birthday money to help animals in Puerto Rico


Jayden Perez, from Woodland Park, New Jersey, just celebrated his ninth birthday, so he's donating all of his birthday money to the animals abandoned after Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

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This 8-Year-Old Boy Is Donating 1,000 Toys to Kids in Puerto Rico This Christmas

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When Jayden Perez, 8, learned that kids in Puerto Rico wouldn’t be getting presents this Christmas because of Hurricane Maria, he told his mother Ana Rosado that he wanted to donate his own Christmas gifts to the children in need. 

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8-Year-Old Collects 1000 Toys For Puerto Rico

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Jayden Perez plans to visit Puerto Rico to hand out the toys in time for Three Kings' Day.