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By Taylor Barnhill  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Teachable moments don't always require a parent to plan a special activity for their child.

In this week's "Be There", we see how one parent leads by example. The family we featured this week takes time out of their already busy schedules to give back to people in the community. We learn how one mother teaches her daughter about volunteering by doing just that.

Donna Comer spends her spare time helping out at Richard's Middle School, where her daughter is in eighth grade, "I think it's important that she gives also and helps along side."

And that's exactly what the pair does, by giving back to the community whenever they can.

Anne Laurie Comer, an eighth grade student at Richards Middle School, told News Leader Nine, "I help my mom work with Sarah Spano program. I help my mom with the can crushing. And spirit cards, which give money to the schools and I also help out with dances which is fun."

It may seem like a busy schedule, but they get to spend quality time together and still give back.

"It feels good because it makes me realize how little some people have and it makes me feel really good." Anne Laurie said, "It's fun to help out, you should help out, there's a need to help out because people would be better off."

Plus, her mother Donna says it sets a positive example for Anne Laurie's future, "I think it's a life lesson and she'll not only work and help her children with their school and teachers, but she will help the community."


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