9-year-old Paris Williams should be an inspiration to all of us.
When she was just 5-years-old, in school she read the book One Boy's Magic by Cari Chadwick Deal. The book is about giving and helping others. When she came home from school that day she told her mother, Alicia that she wanted to help people in her hometown of St. Louis, Missouri.
So Paris and her parents sat down to talk about what they could do for someone else, and they came up with providing bags with food, drinks and essential hygiene products for the homeless. Her parents gathered the items, and Paris packed them in bags and wrote a personal note or drew a picture on them to give people something positive that they can look to when they're feeling down. They distribute these 'Paris Cares Packages' to those in need.
After providing hundreds of these packages, Paris wanted to do more, so they started a GoFundMe page to help raise some money to buy more items while they submitted the paperwork for the foundation to be recognized as an official non-profit. To date, they have raised more than $10,000 to keep their work going. In addition to helping the homeless, Paris also donates items to essential workers in the area and has collected and distributes toys for children during the holidays.
Paris joined Jennifer this morning on Wake Up Call, you can hear that interview below!
Click here to get a Paris Cares t-shirt, whose funds go to help Paris feed the homeless.