Sometimes in life you come across some people who are doing such amazing things, that you are just blown away. These people see a need, or feel so strongly about something that they just take action without even thinking about it. This almost seems supernatural to me. Every now and then I come across such people just by being online.
Well, I have noticed lately that some kids have been stepping up to the plate and doing some really amazing things. It started with Campbell. I saw his video posted on Facebook a few days ago. He spends basically every waking moment making stuffed animals to give to sick children. He has the best smile ever! If you haven’t seen this video yet, you must stop everything and watch it. It will make your day!
I thought you guys might like to see not only Campbell’s story, but those of other kids who are doing things to make this world a better place. In doing research on this topic, I came across an uplifting nonprofit: Kids are Heroes.
The mission statement is to empower children from all cultures to become social change agents. By showcasing the stories of hundreds of kids from all over the world who are creating a better planet for all of us, we empower children to effect positive change in the world, among their peers, and especially within themselves. We provide a gateway to leadership, self-confidence, and compassion for all children.
They believe kids are heroes and each one has the power to change the world! Their kids are drilling water wells in Africa, feeding and clothing orphans in India, and standing up for their causes. They are recycling and cleaning up their neighborhoods, helping their local animal shelters and making life better for their neighbors.
Ya’ll the stories they share on their website about the inspirational work these kids are doing makes me cry happy tears. A lot of them! Take for instance Emily Tieu. In 2005 Emily started raising money via garage sales for research on an extremely rate and fatal enzyme disorder called Sialidosis. That year she came across a boy named Tyler who was affected with this horrible disorder. At the time the article was posted, Emily had raised more than $68,000!
So, if you are feeling down about anything in your life, take 5 minutes out of your day and visit Kids are Heroes. If this nonprofit doesn’t lift your spirits and make you feel good, nothing will!
I am so glad you are here! I am Erica Strickland, a girl who loves God. My goal here is to simply share His love and light and any good thing that I come across.