A young girl with a big heart has found just the way to cheer up other kids stuck at home during the pandemic.
10-year-old Chelsea Phaire doing good by giving homeless kids art kits
KMOV reports that Chelsea Phaire, a 10-year-old from Danbury, Connecticut, has sent more than 1,500 children in homeless shelters and foster care homes art kits to give them something uplifting to do when they’re feeling down.
The kits include markers, crayons, paper, coloring books, colored pencils, and gel pens. They are sent to schools and shelters across the country as part of Chelsea’s Charity. It’s an organization founded by Chelsea and her parents.
Chelsea’s charity started on her birthday
She inaugurated the charity on her birthday, Chelsea asked people to give her art supplies instead of birthday gifts. The initial batch of donations helped to supply several dozen art kits for children in need. Moreover, Chelsea continued her efforts by collecting supplies for the kits through her charity’s Amazon wishlist.
The tenacious sixth-grader from Danbury, Connecticut has since donated hundreds upon hundreds of art kits to homeless shelters, women’s shelters, and schools impacted by gun violence in 12 US states.
Chelsea filled the kits with crayons, gel pens, coloring books, paper, and colored pencils. Unfortunately right now the youngster is unable to hand out the kits in person. Moreover, she has still managed to give away an additional 1,500 art kits since quarantine began.
It’s amazing what one child can do when they put their minds to it. Chelsea is an inspiration to us all. She is doing good, in a colorful way!