He’s only nine, but Jahkil Jackson is already helping to take care of people in need in his Chicago community. His desire to give back started when he went to feed the homeless with his aunt and he saw how differently they lived.
“They didn’t have items to start or end their day,” Jackson says. So he and his mom found a way to help. They started the nonprofit iAMNaeem and now he makes “Blessing Bags” - which are filled with necessities we all need, like toothbrushes, socks, soap, and deodorant. And he gives them out himself, meeting the homeless people who get them face-to-face.
“In a perfect world, I would buy every homeless person a house," Jackson says. "But since I can’t do that, I will try to help as much as I can.” And he’s definitely helping - since he started, he’s given away close to 2,000 bags and hopes to pass out 5,000 by the end of the year. Keep up the good work, we know you can do it!
Source: USA Today