What were you doing when you were nine years old? If it wasn’t starting your own charity to help the homeless, then you will be in awe of primary school student Khloe Thompson.
The US schoolgirl has started her own initiative called Khloe Kares and is going through the processes to make it a registered charity.
With the help of her mum and grandmother she makes bags called Kare Bags, which she fills with toiletry items such as toothpaste, deodorant and sanitary items, and gives to the homeless women near her home in Southern California.
This PopSugar Celebrity video of Khloe explaining her Kare Bags has been viewed by more than 16 million people.
On her gofundme page, she explains the feeling behind her movement, which is rapidly gaining support and encouragement all over the world.
“I’m an example of how one kid can make a big difference,” Khloe says.
“No dream is too small or too big. I want to inspire other kids to be great and to make their mark on this earth.
“I believe that love is a blessing, and that’s why I love to do things for other people, and help people in need.”
So what’s next for the pint-sized charity leader? According to her website, she is on a mission to deliver toys to children in group homes.
Babyology feels fortunate to share so many inspiring stories such as Khloe’s. Check out the 39 random acts of kindness performed by seven-year-old Amelia Beck and her dad in honour of their birthdays.
Closer to home, the Melbourne Period Project collects sanitary products to put in care packs for homeless woman. A similar volunteer project, Care Packs for Brisbane’s Homeless, offers bathroom essentials to people living on the street in Queensland, while Share the Dignity does the same for women fleeing domestic violence around the country.
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