8-year-old volunteers & donates Christmas money to homeless shelter

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.

HomewardBound of the Grand Valley is saluting an eight-year-old Grand Junction boy who decided to he wanted to do something special for those who need it most.

"Because it's the right thing to do,” said Jaxson Sinclair, a young volunteer.

HomewardBound is in their 20th year of operation, they have 1,300 volunteers, but it’s the youngest who has made quite the impact.

"I felt inspired, it was of this guy helping homeless people,” said Sinclair.

Jaxson Sinclair says it all started with a Youtube video.

“It had inspired him and he wanted to do the same,” said Becky Winegard, Jaxson’s mom.

So he took all his Christmas money, about $80, and with moms help they gathered the necessities.

"What would benefit the most people, so hygienic items, toiletries, different spices, larger food supplies,” said Winegard.

Now they spend every Friday, at the shelter.

"He's helped with cleaning, he's helped with sorting stuff, he's just been really dynamic,” said Jade Joyce, Director of Operations for HomewardBound.

Helping in any way possible.

"I think it'll just start making you do better and better things,” said Sinclair.

"It was just a wonderful thing to hear my son talk about how good it made him feel, how he felt like he was really making a difference and just watching the empathy grow this commitment to service,” said Winegard.

Volunteers tell me they are always looking for donations and say right now they need allergy medicine and tissue boxes.



 
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