The Bold Park Community School student said he was determined to reach his target of donating at least 20 sleeping bags to the Salvation Army this month.
�I wanted to help in a soup kitchen but we couldn�t find one, so then we heard on the radio about collecting sleeping bags,� he said.
�It is important because homeless people cannot be warm because they don�t have enough money to buy sleeping bags.�
His mother Tanya Hemington said Casey�s project started as part of his community service to achieve the highest badge in Joey Scouts called the Joey Promise Challenge.
�Casey has always been a very compassionate kid, always concerned for others and very aware of other people�s feelings,� Mrs Hemington said.
�He is very overwhelmed at the attention the cause is receiving and he really wants to achieve his goal. He should be very proud of himself. We are proud of him.�
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