WATCH 7-Year-Old Make Care Packages For The Elderly During Coronavirus
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The coronavirus pandemic has motivated a lot of people to give back to their communities. That includes 7-year-old Cavanaugh Bell, who is putting together care packages for elderly people.
The Maryland first-grader has a non-profit called Cool & Dope, which is helping to make sure people in need get necessities during this difficult time. Now This shared an inspiring video about him on Instagram.
7-Year-Old Helps Elderly During Coronavirus
Cavanaugh’s grandmother has asthma, so to prevent her from having to go out to the grocery store during the coronavirus pandemic, he and his family shopped for her. That gave him the idea to help other elderly people for whom grocery shopping is a risk.
To make the story even more amazing, Cavanaugh used his $600 savings to pay for the first care packages, which included hygiene products and food. According to Now This, Cavanaugh has delivered over 125 care packages so far, as well as providing hot meals to the elderly and donating food to students from low-income families.
According to Cavanaugh’s non-profit website, he’s been able to create a community pantry (called Love is Greater Than COVID-19) with the goal of helping 1,000 people in need. “It makes me feel beautiful inside to help others during this scary time,” he said.
How Can You Help Cavanaugh?
Cavanaugh’s cousin helps him make the care packages, and he and his mother deliver them. “We plan to do this until we run out of donations or until the pandemic is over,” his mom, Llacey Simmons, told CNN.
If you want to help Cavanaugh, you can donate on his non-profit’s website to keep the community pantry stocked during the coronavirus pandemic. And if you’re local to the 20877 zip code, you can also request a care package. Just complete the form right here.
“Anybody can have an impact no matter their age,” Cavanaugh reminded people. “No matter if they’re younger or older. Because I know they can.”