Homeless people walk among us every day yet go unseen sometimes by the scores of passersby consumed in their own daily luxuries.
But the sight of a homeless camp in Chicago brought one young boy to tears – not because he was afraid of them, but because he simply wanted to give money to help.
Though only 5 at the time, Jahkil Naeem Jackson understood that the homeless didn’t have the same basic necessities that his parents gave him.
One day, while feeding the homeless with his aunt under a viaduct, Jahkil found his life’s purpose.
“It just made me feel sad, sad to see other people on the street just lying down and not having a home or a bed,” the now 8-year-old said. “Homeless people need to have more people helping them.
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8-YEAR-OLD CHICAGO BOY TACKLES HOMELESSNESS WITH ‘BLESSING BAGS was originally published on praisecleveland.com