Keanu Chan got $50 from the Huntington Beach Masonic Lodge for his philanthropic spirit and his willingness to give and help others. Then he turned around and gave it back for a good cause.
Keanu received the lodge's annual award given to eighth-graders for great academic improvements and for holding the values of the organization. Keanu was nominated by Principal Roni Ellis and his teachers.
However, the 14-year-old gave the check to his principal to add to the money that was being raised to donate to the earthquake and tsunami victims in Japan.
Keanu learned to help others before himself from his parents and said he donated his check because he felt that he didn't need the money more than the victims in Japan.
"I wanted to donate the money because I heard of all the devastation there," he said. "It feels like I did something good."