Four-year-old Pippa Jackson, of St. Austell, Cornwall, England, has decided that she wants to help out other kids who are less fortunate than herself. It comes from a bad dream she had one night. She dreamt about children waking up on Christmas morning with no presents to open, and it made her upset. Pippa’s mom, Kadie Jackson, confirmed that Pippa’s inspiration was a “dream that some children wouldn’t be able to open presents on Christmas Day and she wanted to help.”
She wants to help ensure that at least some will not have to go through that. So she has launched an initiative to collect Christmas presents and create 200 care packages for kids who would otherwise go without. In each one, she puts a present, some colouring pencils, a hat, a scarf, and gloves. Her mom, 23 year old Kadie, who has another daughter Zara, 2, added: “In the parcels there will be bits and bobs, little stocking fillers, funny bits like whoopee cushions, pens, coloring pencils, hats, scarves, and gloves — just in case they need them. Whatever we can get our hands on really.”
They are partly relying on donations to fund their parcels, but are also trying other ways to get the things they need. “Pippa is currently making Christmas parcels, by receiving donations, and next week we will be making decorations as well,” Jackson said. “[The decorations] are to sell, and all the money that she raises will go towards buying presents for deprived children.”
As for which children are going to get these gifts? According to her mom, they are following Pippa’s heart; “She’s very kind hearted, she has a golden heart,” Jackson said. “She wants to help anyone in need, we’re going to go to some women’s shelters, orphanages, that sort of thing — anywhere we can to find children to help.”
Hopefully once they have helped out all the children that they can Pippa will be able to rest easily once again. Her sweet effort is certainly worth being your Good News Story of the Day, which you can find in full here, but it’s also an excellent example of sharing love, and not just for the kids they will help. But also, each other.
They spend most evenings putting the parcels together, and getting them ready to be sent out. The care packages will be separated into age groups, and by gender. “We’re hoping to make 200 — that’s what Pippa said, I’ve got my work cut out for me. That’s if we get enough donations and can buy enough toys. If we have enough we will go above and beyond.”
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