Dusty's Sacks of Hope - Portland
My family moved to Portland, OR and the shelters and programs here say I'm too young to help which makes me sad. So I had an idea, what if I do it myself?
Dusty's Sacks of Hope will take your donations and make bagged lunches, me and my family will drive into Portland and pass them out to people that need them..there are a lot of homeless people in Portland! Even kids my age. I really want to help them, and with your help, I can.
My Mom says she thinks every $100 we collect can make about 120 lunches, which we'll pack ourselves and pass out unless other people want to help out. Every dollar helps, so no donation is too small. If you can only give $1 that's great because we can do a lot with that dollar. My Mom says $2 will buy a loaf of bread.
Everyone that donates will get a thank you e-mail from me with pictures or videos of me passing out the food when we do it so you can see where your money went.
Thanks for helping me with my dream of making the world just a little bit better for people that could use a little hope!
**A note from Dusty's father**
If this program gains traction, we intend to form a Non-Profit Organization so your donations will then be tax deductible, but for now we're starting small until it picks up steam. Thank you from our family, Dusty wants to change the world so he's starting here in our back yard.
And today a local News Station, Channel 6 KOIN news came by, did some interviews, and came with us to our outreach and filmed Dusty in action - http://koin.com/2015/10/18/9-year-old-feeds-homeless-with-sacks-of-hope/
Thank you all for your contributions, words of encouragement, and support! Keep checking back in for more updates!
Hi dusty want you to know I've seen your story on Channel 2 a few times now and every time it touches my heart so proud of you and what a caring young man you are you are truly making a difference We are vendors at the Portland Saturday market for over 14 years and see the struggles that homeless go through first hand . Would not only like to donate to your organization and volunteer if needed but was wondering if you would like to add some treats for dogs when you make your deliveries. We would love to donate them for free as you know a lot of homeless people have animals as well. You can contact us through snook dog.com hope to hear from you soon keep up the good work The Snook family
I love the idea that this young man is showing us that there is still compassion in the world. He is doing a very good job in supporting the homeless. He is an great example of how we all should become in our lifetime. Dustin has is teaching us all how to think of others before yourself. I commend his family for their due diligence in supporting him to achieve his goal and dreams. If more people were like this in the world would a wonderful place it would be.