“Kindness is a virtue we can all possess. If we are willing to…” A ten-year-old boy is on a mission to share the joy of reading with hundreds of thousands of other kids.
Orion Jean, a young boy from Texas, won a student kindness contest in 2020, but he didn’t stop there with his kindness. Orion is hoping to get half a million books donated for other kids in Texas by the end of the month.
“I want to be able to share my love of literacy with as many people as possible,” Orion told CBS News.
When Orion won his kindness contest, with a $500 prize, he used his prize money to donate toys to a Dallas Children’s hospital. He’s also helped collect 100,000 meals for Texas families through food drives and partnering with a relief group.
Now, he wants to focus on bringing books home to children who may not have them.
“Why not start today. Because right now, it’s what we need more than ever,” he said.
So far, he’s already collected 120,000 books, but Orion is confident he will reach his goal.
Watch the GMA video below.