Twelve-Year-Old Boy Creates Organization to Help Homeless People

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A 12-year-old boy from Oregon, United States, formed a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless people. Symond Boschetto / bo-SCHÉT-to / founded the nonprofit organization called Share Hope USA when he was only eight years old. According to Symond, he got the idea of putting up the organization when he went past a homeless man who was asking passersby for help. He, then, told his father, Russel Boschetto, that he wanted to help all the people in need. To support Symond’s idea, his father researched on charitable organizations and the events they usually hold. His father even went the extra mile by physically participating in different charity events to learn more about them. Share Hope USA has helped around 9,000 homeless people in Los Angeles through clothing drives, feeding programs, and several fundraising events. Members and volunteers of the organization have been arranging and holding numerous charity events for homeless people, sick children, and other people in need. The organization has also been in partnership with several local institutions across Los Angeles to fulfill its mission. Recently, Symond and his family moved to Portland. Symond said that the move is a good opportunity for him to expand the organization to other parts of the United States. The young boy also hopes to expand it to other countries. Currently, Symond’s mother is part of Share Hope USA’s executive board, while his sister serves as an outreach coordinator for the organization.

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