Dusty's Sacks of Hope - Portland

$5,055 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 46 months
Hi, my name is Dusty and I'm a 9 year old boy from Vancouver, WA. I've been volunteering with my family in homeless shelters and soup kitchens in Philadelphia since I was 5 years old and helping people in need is very important to me.

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.
+ Read More
Dusty's Sacks of Hope had some exciting things happen this past week! First a couple bloggers took an interest in Dusty's movement and wrote a very nice article - http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/human-interest/what-this-9-year-old-is-doing-will-restore-your-faith-in-humanity-photo-gallery/

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!
+ Read More
Craig Chan
44 months ago
3
3

This is a amazing young man if you read his story or watch it on the news you wont be able to feel anything but hope for mankind. If the children are our future we are in good hand with kids like this one. Please support him if you can.

+ Read More
Patrice Snook
44 months ago
1
1

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

+ Read More
Michelle Hass Kneipper
44 months ago
1
1

What a kind gesture young man! God bless you!

+ Read More
Karen Carr
44 months ago
1
1

If you'd like to cooperate or volunteer with Free Hot Soup or Food Not Bombs in Portland, they would not turn away young people. Both have facebook pages. My kids also worked with Sisters of the Road and found them very respectful.

+ Read More
Lutasha Jones
43 months ago

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.

+ Read More

$5,055 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 140 people in 46 months
Created September 2, 2015
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$10
Judith Hider
26 months ago
$20
Carol Kennedy
36 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$20
Carol Kennedy
37 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$20
Carol Kennedy
38 months ago (Monthly Donation)
RS
$25
Renee Silber
38 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$50
Mike Olszewski
39 months ago

What an exceptional young group of people!

$20
Carol Kennedy
39 months ago (Monthly Donation)
RS
$25
Renee Silber
39 months ago (Monthly Donation)
$25
Louise Compton
40 months ago
$50
Anonymous
40 months ago
Craig Chan
44 months ago
3
3

This is a amazing young man if you read his story or watch it on the news you wont be able to feel anything but hope for mankind. If the children are our future we are in good hand with kids like this one. Please support him if you can.

+ Read More
Patrice Snook
44 months ago
1
1

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

+ Read More
Michelle Hass Kneipper
44 months ago
1
1

What a kind gesture young man! God bless you!

+ Read More
Karen Carr
44 months ago
1
1

If you'd like to cooperate or volunteer with Free Hot Soup or Food Not Bombs in Portland, they would not turn away young people. Both have facebook pages. My kids also worked with Sisters of the Road and found them very respectful.

+ Read More
Lutasha Jones
43 months ago

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.

+ Read More
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.