Most of us look back to the time when we were young and we wish that we could experience that carefree lifestyle again. It seems that not every seven-year-old child is caught up in playing with friends and watching TV, at least one is pitching in to help his community fight coronavirus.
Cavanaugh Bell lives in Gaithersburg, Maryland and this first-grade student has been helping other people for two years. When the people in Flint, Michigan needed clean drinking water, he was there to assist. The needy in his area have benefited from a community pantry that he opened and his nonprofit organization helps to raise awareness about youth bullying.
Bell asks for donations on his birthday and during the holidays to support these efforts. Thousands of dollars have come in from many parts of the world.
When the coronavirus began to become a problem, the youngster knew that he wanted to help. He went with his parents to Buca Di Beppo, a local Italian restaurant, to buy care packages. Not only was he helping senior citizens, but he was also helping a local restaurant.
A video was posted on Instagram of the seven-year-old taking those packages to elderly neighbors who were self quarantining.
Afterward, Bell and his family went to Target to make up more care packages with some staples those senior citizens would need. They were known as the “corona care packages” and contained the paper goods, canned goods, and cleaning products the residents would need to.
Another video was posted on Instagram to thank people who donated and to show them how even making a small donation can add up.
“My grandma is my best friend, and she walks to the grocery store every day,” Bell told Fox 5. “So I thought, she shouldn’t be walking to the grocery store, because it’s coronavirus season.” He took food to help everyone at the home for seniors where she lived.
Cool & Dope is the name of the nonprofit that he opened to because, “When I was five years old, I got tired of people telling me that I was too young to volunteer,” according to the website’s About section.
You can visit his website to learn more about what he offers.