This 7-year-old Marylander shows what it truly means to care as he donates his savings to creating coronavirus care packages for seniors.
Cavanaugh Bell is just 7 years old and already has a heart made of pure gold. The Maryland first-grader spent $600 of his own savings to purchase and create coronavirus care packages for seniors in his community.
Cavanaugh had been saving this money from three Christmases and three birthdays and decided that now was the time to spend it. With his money, Cavanaugh created 65 coronavirus care packages and 31 hot meals from the restaurant, Buca Di Beppo, to serve to senior citizens and help local businesses affected by shutdowns.
Cavanaugh filled multiple shopping carts at Target with food and bleach to hand out to seniors. In a video aimed at his supporters, Bell said, “What’s up, guys! I’m at Target. Thank you for your donations, and look at all the stuff we got.” In another video, he told the world, “Don’t forget our senior citizens. They deserve to eat too.”
Courtesy of Cool & Dope
When asked how he came up with the idea, Cavanaugh said, “Well my grandma is my best friend, and she walks to the grocery store every day so I thought she shouldn’t be walking to the grocery store because it’s coronavirus season. So, I decided to make care packs for the senior citizens that live there, to make them feel safe.”
Now, this isn’t the first time young Cavanaugh has helped his community. Just a day before, he helped feed 90 students in need of food. When Cavanaugh was just 5 years old, he also started a nonprofit called “Cool & Dope” which is committed to eliminating bullying and youth suicide through political and social action before November 20, 2030—Bell’s 18th birthday. He also plans on leading the Anti-Bullying Rally in Washington, D.C., in October and likely has many more philanthropic efforts planned for the near future.
Cavanaugh proves that it doesn’t matter how young or small you are—everyone can make a difference. If you'd like to donate to Cavanaugh's cause and help create coronavirus care packages for senior citizens, visit his website at coolanddope.com.
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