MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An East Bethel teenager is a picture of the holiday season of giving, donating her entire paycheck to buy Christmas gifts for more than 50 homeless Minnesotans.
Jessica Peterson, 17, doesn’t make much working at Taco Bell, but she wanted to do something special for those less fortunate. She spent more than $500 to purchase pants, socks and snacks for 58 people at the Stepping Stone homeless shelter in Anoka County.
“It feels great to help other people, and it’s great that they can have a nice Christmas, too,” Peterson said. “I work a lot, and don’t have many bills and just thought: Why not?”