teen-helps-homeless-vets.jpgJake Shaffer was 11 years old when he asked his parents if, instead of Christmas gifts for him, he could bring 100 bagged lunches to the homeless veterans living under the bridge in his hometown of Houston.

Today, four years later, he expands his mission every Christmas, still giving up his own gifts for the chance to deliver hundreds of gifts and thousands of dollars he has collected for the DeGeorge House for homeless vets on the occasion of their annual holiday dinner.

Watch the Making a Difference video below, or at MSNBC

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