Doane Academy’s Aidan McManus was recognized as a New Jersey Hero on Wednesday, November 23 by New Jersey's First Lady Mary Pat Christie and Governor Chris Christie. At 8 years-old, Aidan already has three years and about $1,000 of fundraising under his belt, having written and sold comic books and hosted movie nights at Doane Academy.
The third grader with a big heart inspired the state of New Jersey’s “Season of Service”, a campaign by the Governor’s Office to help those in need during the traditional winter holiday season.
Aidan’s classmates and the seniors from his school family (Scarborough) came to cheer Aidan on as he received a pin and plaque from the first lady and governor.
A number of media outlets and blogs reported on the event at the Ladle of Love food pantry, an outreach program of St. Mary’s Church in Burlington City.