A young boy founds a charity at 8 years old to help the homeless in Dallas.
Dallas, Texas (WiredPRNews.com) – A sixth grader became inspired at age eight to start a charity to help homeless people in Dallas. As reported by the Dallas Morning News, Casey Rogers, now 11, founded Casey’s Heart at age 8, three years ago to help provide basic necessities to homeless individuals in Dallas.
Casey is quoted in the report as stating of his father shooing away a homeless man who asked him for money at a Burger King, which served as the inspiration for the charity, “I’m adopted, and my parents adopted me when I was homeless in a foster care home. I said, ‘Since you chose to help me, I want to help them.” His family now supports him in his efforts to provide food and other items to people on the streets Downtown Dallas without a home.
Russell Rogers is quoted in the report as stating of his son being an inspiration to him and his congregation in helping others, “An 8-year-old boy chose to see what his 40-year-old father overlooked… Casey’s outlook on life is very special.”
For more information about the charity, or to offer support, contact 972-303-0123, [email protected], or visit http://www.trinitylifebaptistchurch.org/.
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