GLOUCESTER (CBS) – Six-year-old Mason Adams is a kid of few words.
He may not be old enough to understand the true impact he has made, but he is already teaching others about giving back.READ MORE: Missing Man's Body Recovered From Taunton River In Somerset
Mason had his sixth birthday in March and decided he did not want a single present. Instead, he wanted all of his birthday money to be donated to the Gloucester Police Department.
Mason set up a GoFundMe page and, in lieu of birthday presents, he raised $900, all to be donated to the organization Cops for Kids with Cancer. Since 2004, the organization has given $2.5 million to police families in need.
Mason delivered a check for $900 to the police department Thursday and received a special citation from Gloucester’s mayor.READ MORE: Framingham Man Seriously Injured In New Hampshire Rollover UTV Crash
Mason’s mother, Gretchen Adams, says cancer is a big topic for a six-year-old, but she explained to him what it meant.
“His response was, ‘That stinks, kids shouldn’t be sick,'” she told WBZ-TV.
Mason has a goal of visiting six kids in the hospital and buying them toys.MORE NEWS: Rep. Stephen Lynch: 'We Have To Get To An Agreement' On Stalled Infrastructure Bill
He wants to be a police officer when he grows up and he is already making a mark on the community with his big heart.