Most 11-year-olds would welcome winning a new bicycle. But when a local boy won a new bike, he decided to do something good with it rather than keep it for himself.

Most 11-year-olds would welcome winning a new bicycle. But when a local boy won a new bike, he decided to do something good with it rather than keep it for himself.

When playing a game at Christmas on the Square in Camdenton recently, Oak Ridge Intermediate student Justin Heimerl had the chance to win various prizes but walked away with the big prize of the day: a new bike.

Heimerl received a new bicycle last year for Christmas and while on the way to pick up his prize told his father, David Heimerl, that he would like to give it to someone in need since he simply does not need two bicycles.

"He is a good-hearted kid," David Heimerl said.

A family friend suggested checking with Citizens Against Domestic Violence (CADV) to see if they could give the bike to someone in need this Christmas season. Staff welcomed the donation and educated young Justin on what the organization actually does.

"He learned two lessons," David Heimerl said. "To give to someone in need and what CADV is."

David along with his wife Gennifer own The Pancake House in Osage Beach and are not strangers to what it means to give back. They try to instill that same giving notion in their three children.

"His mom and I could not be more proud of him," David Heimerl said. "He would do anything for anybody. We know he is doing the right thing."

"I think it is wonderful that an 11 year old boy looks at having more than enough and donates what he won," Jackie Schulte, CADV Community Outreach Coordinator, said. "It says a lot about his character that he realizes that he has more than most children and gives to a child who may have nothing."

Staff will look at donations that they receive and if a child asks for a bike and has yet to get one, they will receive the bike that has been donated. If it is not needed for a Christmas gift, the staff is considering keeping it in the shelter for children that stay there throughout the year to use.