Adam is eight years old, and at the beginning of the school year, he was looking for a way to make a difference. He wanted to help fill up backpacks with supplies and looked around for ways to do that. When his family ended up with a surplus of mulch, they came up with a better idea.
for donations to help the homeless.
I had a conversation with Adam to learn more about his project and why he is doing this.
Me: Tell me about your project.
Adam: I have bags of mulch and am asking for money to help homeless people.
Me: What is the suggested amount per bag?
Adam: A donation of $10.
Me: How will that help homeless people?
Adam: I am going to give it to Captain Hope’s Kids. They help kids that are homeless.
Me: Why is helping the homeless important to you?
Adam: I really want to help save their lives. Homeless people don’t have a home or food. They could starve to death.
Me: Do you ever see homeless people?
Adam (quiet): Yeah, at Wal-mart
Me: What do you get when you help people?
Adam: I feel good and happy. I see a smile on their face.
(I have to mention that my call to him came right at the moment that he caught a lizard. And, you know what? He STILL took the time to talk to me even though he was totally ready to check out his new lizard friend, very impressive young man!)