This Texas Sixth-Grader is Raising Money to Give Homeless Children the Christmas They Deserve
"God loves when we help each other."
This holiday season, what Jaxson Turner wants more than anything else is to give homeless children a wonderful Christmas. Instead of collecting presents for himself, the 11-year-old from Plano, Texas, is collecting shoes and coats to donate to homeless children at a shelter in nearby McKinney.
And that's not all. On December 15, Turner is planning to throw the children a Christmas party where he hopes to have face painting, dinner, gifts, games, and with a little luck, an appearance from Santa.
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"I know that Christmas is about celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ, which we will do, but it never hurts to add some smiles to those who are homeless and less fortunate as we spread smiles and love," Turner wrote on his GoFundMe page. "God loves when we help each other. Remember, it could be your family or my family in an unfortunate situation. I would be grateful for any amount that God places on your heart to make a tax-deductible donation!"
Some of you might recognize Turner from the first time he made headlines. Last year, instead of presents for his 11th birthday, he raised more than $12,500 to serve 300 Easter meals to the homeless at the Dallas Life Shelter.
Now that's what we call a kid who's going places! You can support this impressive young man and his Christmas mission here.