A Fort Worth 10-Year-Old Has Collected 40,000 Books for Kids in Need

A Fort Worth 10-Year-Old Has Collected 40,000 Books for Kids in Need

Orion Jean at the Race to 500,000 Books drop-off event with Reading Partners in Dallas on June 26, 2021.Who: Ten-year-old Orion Jean from Fort Worth.   What: He plans to collect 500,000 books for kids in need, and has gathered 40,000 so far.  Why it’s so great: When Orion Jean won the National Kindness Speech Contest last year, the then nine-year-old could have saved the $500 prize for his college fund (or blown it on Legos) and called it a day. Instead, he used his winning speech as a launchpad for a yearlong effort to spread kindness across Texas and around the country. With the help of his mother Kherri Jean, he set up a website called Race to Kindness last summer. Then he was on the lookout for his first project.  He decided to start by donating toys to sick kids at Children’s…View Original Post

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