It’s always nice to see people helping others who are less fortunate than they are. But it’s even more uplifting to see young children do it.
That’s why what 9-year-old Jakhil Jackson is doing is so impressive. The fourth grader lives in Chicago, and after helping his aunt feed homeless people a few years ago, Jakhil knew he had to do something more.
It was then that he told his mom, “I don’t want anyone to be homeless.” Natae, Jakhil’s mom, was blown away by what he said, but didn’t know how to turn his idea into something practical.
But last year, Jakhil figured out what he wanted to do: He wanted to gather everyday items, like shampoo and toothpaste, and deliver them in bags to homeless people around the city.
Jakhil calls these little plastic bags of goodies “blessing bags.” And they are definitely a blessing to all the homeless people he’s helped.
Last year, Jakhil was able to give out 1,627 bags, and this year he’s already given away 1,026. His goal is to give away 5,000 bags in 2017.
Jakhil has even gotten some of his classmates and friends involved in his project. But his favorite part? The smiles he’s able to bring to the faces of the homeless people he helps.
Everyone who Jakhil has given a blessing bag to has been hugely grateful, encouraging Jakhil to go far in life.
Jakhil is truly an inspiration to all. If you agree, please SHARE this article with your friends!
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