Unbelievable that a toddler could have such an amazing heart, right? Four year old Ella, the daughter of Jaqueline (founder of the registered non-profit Monkey Do Project), has a pretty big vision. She is walking in her mother's footsteps to bring a little grace and hope to children her own age and younger, who live in poverty in the Appalachia area of our country.
Here is a snippet from Jaqueline's blog post :
"A few days ago my four year old daughter and I were driving to the store when out of the blue she asked me what happens when little kids who don’t have a lot of things don’t have a 'night-night.'
You see, she’s has always had a night-night, a little blanket that she’s carried around and slept with. Night-night comforts her with nothing else can.
As she held her night-night in the car that day, she wondered what other little kids snuggled with if their parents didn’t have the money to buy one. That alone is a lot for a little brain, but then she did something that blew me away. She said:
'Maybe I can only keep one and then I can give away all those other ones I have to a little kid who needs it.'
As I teared up, I told her I thought that was a fantastic idea, but that I could do one better. How about if we save money to buy some for kids and we asked other’s to do the same. Then we will make sure that they get to little kids in Appalachia so they have some comfort."
How amazing it must be to be the mother of this young girl! My writing this post, I hope to share little Ella's vision of hope, and would love for you to do the same. Let's make her dream come to life.
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DID YOU KNOW?
The Appalachia region covers 13 different U.S. states, encompasses 420 counties and includes 25 million people? Sadly, some of the most distressed areas have 150% poverty rate over the average U.S. rate. We want to help.