At 7, Cavanaugh Bell buys COVID-19 care packs for the needy with his savings

Theodora Aidoo Mar 23, 2020 at 09:30am

March 23, 2020 at 09:30 am | Activism & Campaigns, News

Theodora Aidoo

Theodora Aidoo | Staff Writer

March 23, 2020 at 09:30 am | Activism & Campaigns, News

Pic Credit: Llacey Simmons/Cool and Dope

Seven-year-old Cavanaugh Bell has in his own small way been playing a role to help the aged deal with the deadly Covid-19 disease. He used his $600 savings from two birthdays and three Christmases to purchase and package 65 ‘COVID-19 care packs‘ for senior citizens.

Bell also purchased 31 hot meals from a local restaurant to serve the aged as most restaurants close down in the wake of the global pandemic.

Bell believes his act of love will enable those in need to deal with the fear of Covid-19. He also filled several shopping carts with food and bottles of bleach to hand out to seniors.

According to reports, he didn’t just use up his savings, Bell also helped feed 90 students in need. The youngster already started a non-profit called “Cool and Dope” and his mission is to “eradicate all bullying and youth suicide through political and social action by his 18th birthday on Nov. 20, 2030.”

Having experienced what it feels like to be bullied to the point of having suicidal thoughts at age five, Bell became a philanthropist and anti-bullying activist. He took his mum’s advice to turn his experience around by creating a movement to spread love.

He gave a TEDx Youth Talk, that led the city of Gaithersburg to dedicate February 21 as Bullying Awareness Day in honour of Gabriel Taye, an eight-year-old in Ohio who committed suicide because of bullying in 2017. His county designated October as Bullying Prevention Month, and he hopes to use this year’s edition to champion a huge cause in Washington, D.C.

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