For his 11-th birthday, a boy from Texas, Jaxson Turner, asked for a unique gift-to give back to his community. He wanted to show others that no one is ever too young to care.
He was able to collect enough money to provide food for 250 people in a homeless shelter on Easter Sunday.
Today, the 13-year-old boy continued the tradition of giving, but this time through his own charity or the Never too Young to Care.
Boy Donates to Various Charities throughout the Year
With his signature green bowtie, the boy manages various charity projects throughout the year. He helps provide food for the homeless or donates money to victims of domestic violence.
He holds charity dinners, sells lemonade, and collects donations from people in North Texas. The total sum of money he collected for his projects is around $72,444.
For the 2020 Christmas Project, he wanted to help the kids from the McKinney Samaritan Inn Shelter.
He started it because Santa always gave him everything he wanted from him. However, the families at this shelter are struggling with homelessness so why should their moms also worry about the presents, said Jaxson.
Through his social media and by talking to people in his community, the sweet boy managed to collect around $6,000. He then used the money to shop for warm clothes and many other presents for the 61 kids in this shelter.
The Children Were so Happy, there Was also a Magic Show He Organized
He explained that each of the children got new shoes, new coats, new socks, a stuffed animal, and a hot meal. He delivered the gifts and recalls how many smiles, clapping, laughter, and eating there was.
He stayed for their Christmas party and for the magic show he organized for them. The boy, who happens to call himself Mr. President, hopes his charity will be his work into a bright future. And, doing charity makes him feel happy.
His wish is to become a president and he believes this is a good place to start. Without a doubt, one thing’s for sure; this boy is a perfect example that we’re never too young to care or improve other people’s lives.