5-year-old’s birthday wish? Bedding to help kids in need

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(CNN NEWSOURCE) – Instead of thinking about what he could get for his birthday, a 5-year-old boy in Illinois thought about what he could give.

And he started helping kids in need through donated bedding.

Tyler Sliz has collected 125 pieces of bedding — blankets, pillows and sheets — for a group called “Sleep in Heavenly Peace.”

The organization builds, assembles and delivers beds to children in need.

Tyler’s contributions started with a video to guests for his birthday party in October, asking for pieces of bedding to donate instead of presents.

Bedding donations and checks continue to come in.

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