A young boy in Conway, South Carolina, is making a big difference in his community, one act of kindness at a time. 8 year-old Greyson Winfield has found a way to help out busy first responders, single mothers, and the hungryy in his community all by doing a simple act that many young people do every summer; though usually they’re a little older than he is when they start.
What is Greyson doing? Well, with the help of his parents he started an organization called Helping Footprint which collects donations. But more than that, he earns donations by mowing lawns for those first-responders and single mothers.
He takes these donations and uses them to do things like buy gift cards for food for the hungry or pay bills for area families, or buy christmas gifts for less fortunate children.
It turns out that growing up as the son of two former firefighters meant growing up around acts of service, which inspired him to do his part in his community. Hence; Helping Footprint. Greyson’s mother, Stevie, said her son was very emotional when it all began. “He asked how people will keep their homes and feed their children if they aren’t working. That is truly what started Helping Footprint take off,” she said.
It also happens that young Greyson is inspired by the likes of JFK and the Navy SEALs, who he sees as helping people. “helping others is the right thing to do. Also, JFK was in the Navy before becoming president and I want to follow his lead,” he said.
But since he’s way too young to join the Navy, he started his organization. Now, he’s not doing all of this on his own; he’s getting help from his brother and foster brother. Turns out his younger brother, 6, also has dreams and uses them to help too; he wants to be a chef so prepares snack bags and dumplings for people in need.
Greyson started Helping Footprint in hopes of making the world a better place, he said. And that is enough for this to be your Good News Story of the Day, find it in full here. May we all find our way to make the world a better place. As for the boys? They plan to mow 5 lawns a week to continue helping as they can the rest of this summer.
Story and Image from CNN.