'If I had a $1,000..."
Answers from more local children and teenagers who were asked how they would do good with $1,000:
Nicole Callahan , 17, of Charlestown, a senior at Boston Latin who wants to be a stock broker:
"I would send half to Darfur 'cause things are going crazy there right now, it's genocide and people are dying for no reason. The other half I'd send to the soldiers in Iraq, to give them cellphone cards so they could call home at the holidays. They are risking their lives for the rest of us, and it would be a nice way to say thank you."
Christian Franco, 8, of Charlestown, a third-grader at the Warren-Prescott School who wants to be a plumber or a baseball player:
"I'd use the money to help all the stray dogs and cats so they don't have to go to the pound. Whenever I see a stray animal, I worry it will end up in the pound. It makes me feel really sad."
Cara Shea, 18, of Charlestown, a senior at Boston Latin who ants to be a pediatric nurse:
"Malaria prevention. Do you know how inexpensive it is? Even a little money would go a long way in Africa for malaria prevention, so that's a no-brainer. I'd also give money to research autism so they could figure out why the rate is so high. It would make me feel really good to know that got figured out."
Ciara Pina, 15, a Braintree High sophomore who wants to be a psychologist:
"I'd use it to make more rehab centers for people with addictions, so they'd be more motivated to go in, and to make rehab more available for them and more affordable."
William Ahearn, 9, of Charlestown, a third-grader at Warren-Prescott who wants to be a Marine:
"I'd give it to kids who can't get toys for Christmas, to people who can't get the stuff they need, like food and clothes, and to people who are hurt and wounded in hospitals. So they can get fixed."
Joey Lawlor, 12, a seventh-grader at Quincy Middle School who wants to play for the NFL:
"I'd give it to a scientist in a hospital to buy medicine for people in Africa to stop them from dying of AIDS. Too many people are dying of AIDS because they can't afford the medicine."
Nicholas Furey, 12, a seventh-grader at Quincy Middle School who wants to join the Marines:
"I would give it to the Jimmy Fund to fund research for a cancer cure. Cancer kills too many people."
Hector Kilgoe, 14, of Charlestown, a ninth-grader at the O'Bryant cq High School who is interested in a career in math:
"I'd donate all my money to this [Boys' & Girls'] club. I've been coming here my whole life. It's helped me with everything. It would make me feel really good to give back to it."
Caroline Collier, 7, of Charlestown, a second-grader at Warren-Prescott who wants to be a teacher:
"I'd open up a beauty salon and cut people's hair and make it into wigs and give it to people with cancer. I'd use the money to learn how to sew so I could buy material and make blankets to give to people who don't have any."
Gunnar Hagen, 14, lives in South Yarmouth and attends Cape Cod Technical High School in Harwich and wants to own a hotel:
"I'd give it to people in other countries who need money for food and clothing. Not everyone is as lucky as I am [to have the things they need."