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Girl who helps the homeless gets a High 5



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WEST JORDAN -- A girl in West Jordan is helping to bring holiday cheer to local families in need. Bailey Butler is only 11 years old, but she is no stranger to service.

For the third year in a row she is spearheading a donation drive for The Road Home homeless shelter. We surprised her with a High 5 Friday morning.

Girl who helps the homeless gets a High 5

Bailey, her family and classmates at Westland Elementary School have spent the past couple of days decorating hundreds of stockings. With the help of the community, those stockings will be filled and delivered to The Road Home just in time for Christmas.

Her father, Bob Butler, nominated her for a High 5. "She gained a very interesting perspective at somewhat of a young age a couple of years ago," he said. "It's a pretty good source of pride and admiration that she does this every year."

Girl who helps the homeless gets a High 5

It began as a project for a Reflections contest at school. The topic was "How I can make a difference."

"She actually chose to act upon it as opposed to just do the project," Bob explained.

We asked Bailey why she goes to all of that work.

"I figured out that I have a happy Christmas and people at The Road Home usually are sitting there really cold, wishing they had presents to open on Christmas Day. So I thought it would be interesting to try to help them," she said.

If you would like to nominate someone for a High 5, see the link on this page.

E-mail:bwalker@ksl.com

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Brooke Walker

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