Herald Intern
Jahkil Jackson was eight years old when he realized he wanted to do more to help those in need.
After the Ray Elementary School student helped his aunt distribute food to homeless people around Chicago, he immediately wanted to do more. He started creating “Blessing Bags” filled with wipes, socks, deodorant, hand sanitizer, granola bars, toothbrushes, toothpaste, bottled water, and more and donating them to homeless shelters and passing them out to homeless people himself with the help of friends and family.
“Every time I saw a homeless person on the street, it made me really really sad and it made me want to give them money,” said Jackson, now 9 years old. “After a while my parents began to say that if we keep giving the homeless money, we will become broke, so we discussed an alternative and Blessing Bags was the solution.”
In 2016 Jackson and his …