- Tyler Stallings, at age 8, has made donations worth around R730 000 to about 3 000 homeless veterans
- Tyler started the kind act when he was only four and found it ridiculous that some veterans were homeless
- He donates hygiene and grooming kits that are helpful to the veterans, especially in extreme weather
Tyler Stallings, an 8-year-old boy from Maryland, USA, has donated what he calls 'hero bags' to about 3 000 homeless veterans.
CNN reported that the boy started the project when he was only four. The report indicated that Stallings had discovered at that tender age that some veterans were homeless and did not understand why it should be so.
Tyler said to his mother that veterans were heroes to him and should not have to live homeless. Tyler first decided to build homes for his heroes but soon realised that it was not realistic.
The young boy made up his mind he still had to be helpful to them and chose to donate bags that would carry important items to the veterans.
From the age of four to eight, Tyler has been able to raise more than R730 000, which was used to procure 'hero bags' for more than 3 000 homeless veterans.
The bags contain hygiene and grooming kits that the veterans were given in addition to thank-you-cards.
Veterans were found to need items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, warm clothing, lip balm, blankets, gloves and hats, especially during extreme winter weather.
In every hero bag that was handed out to a homeless veteran, these items were packed.
Tyler is a shining example of charity and has inspired money with his good work. Imagine what such a great heart will be doing for others as an adult one day.
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