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You’re never too young to make a difference and seven-year-old Olivia Tyler is on a mission to protect Chicago’s homeless from COVID-19 by providing housing insecure people free facemasks.
Olivia’s Mom Linda told Good Morning America that her daughter turned to her and asked, “How are homeless people going to get masks? How are they going to afford them?.” The pair went out and bought facial coverings in bulk then sold a few online to members of their local congregation for $5. With each sale, Olivia could donate another mask to people on the streets.
As GMA reported, with the help of her parents, Olivia launched her own nonprofit– Olivia Dru Cares— after the family realized lots of neighbors and friends wanted to pitch in. She began making her own masks, including two hands embracing to represent the collective effort against COVID-19 and others with hearts.
So far, Olivia has donated more than 800 masks, walking through tent cities and encampments for personal deliveries with her parents.
With air travel more difficult and risky this year, many families are taking vacations the old-fashioned way — by going on a road trip. And we hear that renting a recreational vehicle or RV is quite popular. It is a great way to “see the country,” and maybe visit some National Parks, while maintaining coronavirus […]
Derek Green is an at-large member of the Philadelphia City Council. As a member of City Council, Councilmember Green chairs the Committee on Finance and Disabilities and serves as the Vice Chair of the Committees on Aging and Law and Government. Additionally, he serves as the Chair of the Philadelphia Gas Commission, in addition to […]
This week our hero is eight-year-old Ali Hirsch, who won’t vote for another ten years but wants to make a difference. She has donated all her saved allowance and birthday money to an organization fighting to make sure every American can vote in November, with the help of her parents of course. She chose The […]
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