A young boy is making a big difference to the lives of the elderly in his Gaithersburg, Maryland, community.
7-year-old Cavanaugh Bell used $600 of his own money, earned over three Christmases and two birthdays, to create 65 “COVID-19 Carepacks.”
He also bought 31 meals from Italian restaurant Buca Di Beppo for senior citizens at Hillside Senior Homes to help eateries affected by the restaurant shutdown because of coronavirus.
Bell shared a video on Tuesday where he told everybody, “Don’t forget about our senior citizens, because they need to eat too,” Bell said.
“Yesterday we bought, packaged and delivered hot meals to the senior citizens at Hillside Senior Homes!”
He added, “We are all on this earth together and we need to take care of each other. $5… $10… $20… whatever you can spare will help me help our community.
Bell added another video to show how much success he’s had with all the support and donation’s he’d received. “What’s up guys! I’m at Target, thank you for your donations, and look at all this stuff we got!”
“Yesterday we bought, packaged and delivered hot meals to the senior citizens at Hillside Senior Homes! We are all on this earth together and we need to take care of each other.”
Bell also helped feed 90 hungry students on Thursday. He began his mission when he was only five years old, after being bullied and found himself in a dark place.
His mother and he decided to create a nonprofit organization to eradicate bulling by his 18th birthday on Nov. 20, 2030. The organization is called Cool & Dope, and is recognized as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. It hopes to shed light on bullying and youth suicide awareness.
Bell said in a video on Twitter, “Too many kids face bullying every day. My mission is to end ALL bullying by my 18th bday in 2030. And it starts with spreading positivity with acts of kindness. Last yr, we were teamed up with kids throughout the country and made over 290 cards to give to kids who were sick. “
“Cool and Dope is a movement to inspire kids to give back, no matter their age!” Bell said in the Twitter video.
If a young boy like Cavanaugh Bell can work towards providing food and supplies for the old and young, then so can we as well. Let us do our bit for the community during this trying time and be the answer to the prayers of thousands of people who are too old or broke to buy anything.