Boy Old Sees Homeless Man On Street, 8 Years Later He Builds Houses For Those In Need

by Lindsey Smith
Lindsey is from Florida and has worked in online and print media. Her happy place is Michaels craft store.

Detroit Catholic Central High School sophomore Caleb White is proving that even teenagers can make a huge difference in the lives of strangers.

“When I was 6 I saw a homeless man sleeping on the sidewalk and this was the first time I saw anybody homeless — I had no idea what that meant,” Caleb told Inside Edition. “After figuring it out and talking to my parents, my first reaction was just to help.”

And help is exactly what the teen set out to do. The teen started the Caleb White Project, which aims to help the less fortunate. At such a young age, he’s recently surprised a few homeless families with brand-new homes that he, his friends, and sponsors built.

“I just saw a need and I took action,” Caleb said. “So, I think every little thing that you can do, whether it’s you know help a neighbor, clean up their yard, or volunteer at an animal shelter, anything helps!”

With more than 20,000 homeless people in Detroit, Caleb knows that even the smallest good deeds make a positive impact in people’s lives.

In the video below, the families he has helped are in complete shock when they walk inside their home — their new home — for the very first time.

Caleb and other members of the Caleb White Project, all teens, partnered with Lowe’s and the Detroit Rescue Mission to get the houses ready for their new families.

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