Paris Williams is only 6-years-old and already on a mission to save the world. She has decided she is going to start with some of the most vulnerable in her own home town of St. Louis.
Her inspiration for such an act of kindness was the children’s book “One Boy’s Magic” by Cari Chadwick Deal. “She was reading books at school about giving and she came home one day, and she was like, ‘I want to give back to the homeless. What can we do to help the homeless?’” said her mother Alicia Marshall. “We kind of brainstormed some ideas and we came up making care packages.”
Thus; the nonprofit organization Paris Cares Foundation was born. Paris and her parents have delivered over 500 care packages filled with food, drinks, and other essential items to the homeless downtown through non-contact drop-off.
Her parents helped gather the goods, but Paris took it upon herself to fill each package and put a personal note or drawing on each of the bags she calls Paris Care Packages.
She may just be entering the first grade, but this little girl is full of big dreams. On top of feeding the homeless, she has donated at least 250 meals to essential workers in the area and plans to hold a hot-food drive for the homeless this Thanksgiving and raise money to buy toys for children in need this Christmas.
Her nonprofit is still unofficial, but the paperwork for Paris Cares Foundation will be approved any day now, and while they wait, the work continues. Paris has started a fundraiser selling t-shirts and masks to help raise money in support of her mission. And while Paris is the driving force behind the whole operation her parents have stepped up to support her and carry things forward. It’s a whole family operation and it is your Good News Story of the Day which you can find here.
“It makes me really proud because with everything that’s going on in the world this small child who is entering first grade has such a big heart. She wants to give. She wants to help others,” said Marshall.
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