Project I Am

DaisyHere is a great story about Jahkil Naeem Jackson, who at 8 years old, felt a deep desire to help those in need.  After helping his Aunt pass out food to the homeless in Chicago, he knew he wanted to do more.

He decided to start putting “blessing bags” together for the homeless filled with socks, deodorant, granola bars, toothbrush, toothpaste, bottled water and more.

Jahkil is 10 years old now and has created Project I Am.  In 2016, with the help of friends and family, he distributed over 1,600 blessing bags.  In 2017, his goal was to hand out 5,000 and he went past that number by distributing 5,140 including bags for orphans in Mbabane, Swaziland and hurricane victims in Florida, Houston and Puerto Rico.

His goal for 2018 is to create and pass out 6,000 blessing bags.  Jahkil also wants to help duplicate Detroit’s Tiny Homes project for the homeless in Chicago and he hopes to join forces with youth from across the country to encourage them to give back.

He is also an official youth ambassador for Heartland Alliance organization which works in communities in the U.S. to serve those who are homeless.

Jahkil appears to be making a major difference helping others.

Check out his website to learn more.

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