NOAH LAMAIDE, 12
Stevens Point, Wisc.
One day this January, Noah heard crying as he crept down his basement stairs. His grandmother Janice Sparhawk, 72, was tearfully explaining to his mom, Jill, that illness had caused her to fall behind on the mortgage on the white 100-year-old cottage that had been in her family for generations. If she didn't pay the $10,500 she owed, it would go into foreclosure in a month. Budding philanthropist Noah, who had already raised money for veterans and sick children, sprang into action, using his nonprofit website (dreamcatcher .bbnow.org) to raise the funds in just two weeks, saving Sparhawk and the foster kids she helps from eviction. "I was really worried because I knew if she lost the house it wouldn't affect just her," Noah says. "There would be kids who wouldn't have a safe place to stay. And I really love playing in her big yard."