Virginia Boy On A Mission To Help The Homeless

An eight-year-old boy in Virginia is showing you’re never too young to make the world a better place for others. Last year, Zohaib Begg was on a mission to collect as much personal protective equipment as possible for frontline workers. He ended up donating more than 6-thousand pieces and now, he’s focused on helping the homeless community.

The self-proclaimed “Chief Kindness Officer,” had a goal to reach at least a thousand people in need for Global Youth Service Day and he began personally reaching out to companies like Chick-fil-A and Trader Joe’s to fill toiletry kits and get food donations. “I kept making holes in my socks so my mom got me Bombas, and I thought they’re very comfy,” Zohaib explains. “Then I thought, ‘Hey maybe Bombas could give me some socks.’ So me and my mom emailed them for 50 socks and they ended up giving us 600.”

Sharon Wise, who was once homeless and now advocates for homeless people, was by the third-grader’s side to deliver the toiletry kits, supplies and food to people in need. “It makes me happy to give to others,” Zohaib says. “I also want to show children that no matter your age, you can always make a difference and a positive impact in your community. You just have to find the problem and find one solution.”

Source: CBS News