Avi Selber, 7,  took part in the Emily’s Entourage drive-through gala, (their answer to COVID concerns). This was the moment we hit $10 million in funds raised over 10 years! He was all bundled up and wouldn’t raise the glow sticks until that moment hit. Avi sets aside 10 percent of his allowance and birthday money for charity and he gave $8, contributing to a total of almost $1 million this year alone.

EE is a research foundation, they grant out funds to scientists who are looking for treatments and cures to cystic fibrosis, specifically the 10 percent of rare mutations (like Emily) for whom there is nothing, although 90 percent of the CF community has a treatment which makes CF a chronic illness instead of a fatal one.

Avi Selber

At Delaware Valley Journal, we’re looking for more kids (18 and younger) like Avi, of Bala Cynwyd, who are volunteering with charities, church groups, Scout troops, etc. — or just putting the Christmas spirit into action all on their own! Send us a photo of your favorite Santa’s helper in action, and information about the charity they’re supporting, and you might just see it featured at DVJournal.


PLUS: We’ll pick one of the highlighted charities and make our own $1,000 donation to the cause!


Just send your photo (with names and ages) of the kids you spot helping others — ringing the Salvation Army bell, collecting for Toys for Tots, working at a local food bank, whatever! — and email it to [email protected].

If possible, please include a link to the charity’s website, too, so we can encourage others to support the cause.