7-Year-Old Uses His Savings to Make Wuhan Coronavirus Care Packages for Seniors

Posted: Mar 22, 2020 5:30 PM

A first-grader in Maryland decided to use his savings from two birthdays and three Christmases to purchase Wuhan coronavirus "care packs" and hot meals for senior citizens in his community.

Cavanaugh Bell, 7, used the $600 to buy various fruits, vegetables and cleaning supplies from Target. He was able to put together 65 of these care packages and purchase 31 hot meals from Bucca Di Beppo, a family-style Italian restaurant.

The goal was simple: get senior citizens what they needed while also helping local businesses that felt the impact of Gov. Larry Hogan's (R) decision to shut down restaurants throughout the state.

In addition to helping the seniors, Bell also provided meals for 90 students in need.

He did all of this through his nonprofit, "Cool and Dope," that he started a few years ago. He started the organization to prevent bullying and suicide prevention.