OC teen volunteers his time on Giving Tuesday

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Chase Bailey and his cousins spent all night packing lunches for Habitat for Humanity volunteers on Giving Tuesday.

Chase Bailey and his cousins spent all night packing lunches. The teens wanted to do their part on this year's Giving Tuesday, a tradition of giving back to the community the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

"I like giving people homes and shelter, food," said 13-year-old Bailey, who has autism.

Bailey's mother, Mary, homeschools him. A special part of the curriculum is called "do something good."

"Every month, we choose an organization that we partner with and either donate our time or money or whatever we can do," Mary Bailey said.

On Tuesday, they teamed up with Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.

Chase and his family delivered the homemade lunches to volunteers, helped fundraise and put up wreaths to greet families in need when they move in just in time for the holidays.

"We love being able to help and give them a hand up and we have volunteers that actually build our homes," said Cheri Ikerd, a spokeswoman for Habitat for Humanity of Orange County.

Chase isn't old enough to build homes yet, but he's certainly doing what he can to help. He hopes that encourages others to join him.

"I like to give," Chase said.


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