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3rd grader gives his birthday presents to HOPE kids
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Logan Quan, left, celebrated his birthday on Friday at the Manteca Bowl and Fun Center with friends and Manteca Little League teammates, including Alex Gouveia and Vince Hernandez III. - photo by VINCE REMBULAT

Logan Quan believes in the spirit of giving.

The Manteca boy celebrated his birthday this weekend, opting to donate all but one of his gifts to the HOPE Family Shelter or Raymus House.

This former rest home on South Union Road – the Raymus family rents to HOPE Ministries for $1 a year – accommodates nine single mothers and their children.

“The only gift Logan wanted is the ‘Airzooka,’” said his mother, Sara Kaul. “He asked if we can donate the rest to a worthy cause.”

She and her husband, Ed Kaul, were blown away by the gesture.

“I asked him why and his response was: ‘I have lots of toys so maybe those kids can use them – (HOPE Family Shelter) probably doesn’t have toys there,’” Sara Kaul said.

A laser tag party was planned for Saturday in Stockton, with the third-grade student from Walter Woodward School in Manteca taking up the collection during that time.

“We informed all of the parents (of the boys attending) what Logan was doing and they’re excited to be part of this,” said Logan’s mother.

She indicated that her son, rather than play with toys, enjoys being outside, preferably playing baseball.

Logan Quan and his step dad, Ed Kaul, are fans of the world champion San Francisco Giants. His favorite player is NL Rookie of the Year Buster Posey.

 Ed Kaul and Wes Chamberlain also serve as coaches for the boy’s Manteca Little League team, the minor division Pirates, under manager Brad Garlets. They had a game scheduled for the morning on the day of the birthday party.

Through his example, Logan Quan hopes to inspire others to give.

“We’re so proud of Logan,” Sara Kaul said. “I know as he gets older he will continue to be a great citizen in our community.”