A 10-year-old girl in Connecticut is making it her mission to lift the spirits of kids stuck in foster care or homeless shelters during the coronavirus crisis.
CNN reports that Chelsea Phaire has sent out more than 1,500 art kits that include markers, crayons, paper, coloring books, colored pencils, and gel pens as part of Chelsea's Charity, which she co-founded with her parents.
"Since she was 7, she was begging me and her dad to start a charity," mom Candace tells CNN. "Every couple of months, she would ask, 'Are we starting Chelsea's Charity yet?'
When she was turning 10, she asked us again, and we decided it was time to go for it." They finally launched the organization last August, when Chelsea asked for donated art supplies instead of birthday presents.
While they sent out about 1,000 kits in the group's first five months, they've now sent out another 1,500 just since the pandemic began. "I feel good inside knowing how happy they are when they get their art kits," Chelsea says. "I have definitely grown as a person because of this."