Wisconsin Dells (WKOW) — Gavin Jensen is just six years old, but he doesn’t want anything for Christmas.
Instead he wants to give others gifts.
“We just thought instead of spending a bunch of money on gifts that we would just set up this donation drive for the Columbia County Humane Society and doing a care package,” Allyssa Jensen, Gavin’s mom, said.
Gavin’s dog Sidney died a few weeks ago.
He was 13 years old so Gavin grew up with him.
Helping the Columbia County Humane Society is all in his dog’s memory.
“It makes me think that he’s still alive,” Gavin said. “It remembers me of him.”
Gavin wanted to do his interview surrounded by all of the firetrucks at the Kilbourne Fire Department in Wisconsin Dells because his dad is a firefighter himself
He got inspired to do this selfless act because of all the help that his dad does.
“It makes me feel like I’m someone else,” Gavin said “I imagine it.”
His hope is that by helping the humane society get all the things they need, it would lead to getting all of the dogs and cats there adopted this holiday season.
“I imagine nothing in there, no pets in there at all,” Gavin said.
All of the items he had by Wednesday were purchased with money he’s raised.
But half of what he’s raising is also going to a care package that he’s preparing for an Army platoon overseas.
“I like what they do, I’m glad what they do,” Gavin said. “It’s my kinda way [to say thank you].”
If you would like to help Gavin, you can donate to his GoFundMe here.
He and his family will also be picking up donations for the Columbia County Humane Society on Saturday at these three locations: Myrt and Lucy’s Chat n Chew in Wisconsin Dells, the Cost Cutters in the Walmart in portage and North Point Plaza in Poynette.
You can find a list of items to donate here.