Matthew Pendleton is a natural leader. This 17 year old is a powerhouse of service, mobilizing those around him to get involved in the community. He chartered the Junior Civitan Club at Sandalwood High School and serves as president of the International Chapter. As a founding member of this local service organization.
Matthew mobilizes his fellow members in community efforts, such as the Salvation Army Angel Tree and collecting food for food banks. He also implemented a 5K “Race for Research” which raised funds for the Civitan International Research Center. The monies raised go to research for developmental disabilities. In 2010, Matthew and his friends raised more than $5,480 for the research center.
He recruited his fellow club members to walk in “Light the Night 2010,” and helped raise more than $2500 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Additionally, Matthew’s service extends to his church where he is a children’s ministry leader. Matthew has personally raised $10,000 for the district Civitan, logged more than 300 hours of volunteering and is making a big impact on our community.
Meet Matthew this Thursday evening at Celebrate!GOOD.