Boys Helping Boys – Local Boys Donate Holiday Prize Money to Boys Home

The Hylton sons, Jonathan, age 10, and Kaleb, age 7, donated their prize money from the 2020 Light Up the Season Drive-Thru Christmas event hosted by WestWinds this past Christmas season.

The brothers took home first place for their live nativity scene with help from Patsy’s Dance Studio.  Parents Michele and Jonathan Hylton are delighted by their sons’ accomplishment and gave the boys the freedom to do whatever they wished with their prize winnings.

“It was Jonathan’s and Kaleb’s decision to donate their prize money to Boys Home,” stated Mrs. Hylton. “They came up with the idea on their own.”

The brothers wanted to find a way to help others — boys just like them. “Boys helping boys,” shared Mr. Hylton. “Jon and I are extra proud of Jonathan and Kaleb,” added Mrs. Hylton.

The Hylton family receive the Boys Home monthly newsletter, and the family reads the newsletter together. “That must have been where they got the idea from,” Mrs. Hylton said.

The family stopped by Boys Home to present the donation in person on February 23, 2021.   

Boys Home of Virginia, founded in 1906, provides a healthy and supportive environment for young men whose lives have been negatively impacted by poverty or family instability.  Students are provided food, clothing, shelter, and guidance in a manner that supports the successful transition to adulthood along with educational and career opportunities.  Boys Home, a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization, is almost entirely privately funded by individuals, organizations, churches, and foundations.

You can donate to Boys Home of Virginia at


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