The Breezy Point Star: Eleven-year-old Bay Ridge student gives back to the community

Danny Kabbez, an 11-year-old fifth grader at Saint Patrick’s Catholic Academy, gives back to the community by working to help the less fortunate.

What are some of the things you do for the community?

I joined the Lemonade Coalition because my friend Preston asked me to get involved. I think it’s great that we clean up Shore Road Park and donate things to those less fortunate. We also donate toys. We get donations and then we bring them to the kids. It feels good to give to kids that don’t have many toys because I have a lot. I’ve been doing it for two years.

Another thing I do every year is make about a dozen toiletry gift boxes filled with a bunch of supplies as well as hats, gloves, and socks, and bring them to the Salvation Army for the men and women that use their facilities.

How does it make you feel to give back and who are your inspirations?

It makes me feel great to give back. We live in a wonderful community and it’s important to keep it that way. I look up to my mom and dad. My mom is very active in Bay Ridge and the school community and my dad owns Salty Dog and also does a lot for the community.

What are your favorite subjects and hobbies and what do you want to be when you grow up?

My favorite subject is social studies. I like it because it tells me about what happened back then which I really like to learn about. I love to play a bunch of sports. My favorite is hockey. I’m part of a developmental team. I also play soccer and swimming.

I want to be an inventor one day. I like drones and I’d like to create some of those. The technology is cool and some of them have cameras that show you what is around.

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