To celebrate his Bar Mitzvah, 13-year-old Jacob Hornstein did something selfless, raising $700 for Lake County Animal Services.
“I love animals,” said Jacob. “I just decided they would be a lot better off with more money and more hope.
The Villages Charter Middle School student, who also attends Congregation Beth Shalom Hebrew School in Leesburg, sent cards to his guests asking for donations rather than presents. In the end, the Lady Lake 7th grader even took some of the money given to him as gifts and gave it back to the shelter.