While the average nine-year-old is consumed with their favorite toy or television show, 9-year-old Khloe Thompson of California, is concerned with making the lives of other people better.
One day as she was walking to school with her mother, Khloe noticed a homeless woman and asked her mom what she could do to help the woman.
This is when inspiration struck and she came up with the idea to hand out essential items to homeless women. With the help of her grandmother, they began to sew sturdy bags and fill them with toiletries. The bags contain: soap, deodorant, toothbrush and toothpaste, wipes and hand sanitizers, tampons and pads, and other daily hygiene products.
To continue the work she has started, a charity called Khloe Kares, has been setup in order to further help her community. Khloe is hoping to soon be registered as a 501(c)3 charity and has a GoFundMe campaign in which she hopes to raise $10,000.
One of the women that Khloe has helped, told her “you make me feel like a human being.” When asked what kind of reaction she gets from the people she is helping, Khloe said, “sometimes they give me hugs, sometimes they say ‘God bless you,’ and then they say thank you.”
The charity that Khloe started, helps homeless women in the Southern California area. Khloe is already looking forward to her next venture, which is to supply kids that live in group homes with toys.
By Musah Idriss