A third grader at a local elementary school has a big heart for his community.

College Street Elementary third grader, Carter Jones, donated his birthday money, $190, to the "Feathers for Friends Campaign" benefiting Lindale Christmas Helpers, a local organization to give less fortunate children a happy holiday.

"I wanted to donate my birthday money because I thought of families who wouldn't have a Christmas," Carter said. "I wanted them to be able to experience the joy of Christmas."

Overall, students have donated more than $800, which the school will present to the Lindale Christmas Helpers on Nov. 17.