After passing by homeless people on her walks to and from school in Irvine, CA, 9-year-old Khloe Thompson decided to start her own charity – Khloe Kares.
Thompson along with her mother and grandmother, distribute sturdy, hand sewn cloth bags filled with basic necessities – feminine hygiene products, soap, socks and toothpaste to homeless women. Unlike plastic bags, Khloe’s Kare bags are meant to last forever.
“You make me feel like a human being,” one woman told Thompson after receiving a Kare Bag, according to Thompson’s mother.
Los Angeles holds almost two-thirds of the nation’s homeless population.
Thompson’s work doesn’t end with Kare bags. She recently hosted a GoFundMe campaign to fund a toy drive that would supply “dolls and trucks” to children in group homes, as well as the charity filing fees that would turn Khloe Kares into a 501(c)3 charity organization. Thompson surpassed her goal of $10,000 by almost $3,000.
“I want to inspire other kids to be great and to make your mark on this earth,” Thompson says.
For more information and to find out how you can help Khloe’s organization grow, visit www.khloekares.com.