Victoria Glidden

Daily Point of Light # 3980 May 6, 2009

Even though her family does not have much, Victoria Glidden, an 11-year-old from Boston, MA, does everything she can to improve the lives of thousands of other children in her community.

Victoria was elected as one of twelve Red Sox “Kid Nation Captains.” As a captain, she worked with a team to volunteer her time and gather supplies like winter apparel for less fortunate children in Boston. With the help of her friends and family she collected 350 coats. When Victoria added her contribution with the rest of the Kid Nation Captains, they had more than 1,000 winter items for children.

In the fall Victoria volunteered her time to a school supplies drive for less fortunate children with the Kid Nation Captains. Victoria single handedly collected more than 4,000 items that in turn helped to fill 2,000 backpacks with supplies. Accompanied by her fellow captains, Victoria spent a whole day at Fenway Park handing out the backpacks to students. The project required her attention for most of a summer, but she was more than happy to do it in order to help other children.

At such a young age, and living with not much, Victoria has worked with a team to improve the lives of many children throughout the city of Boston.