A Maryland first-grader used $600 of his own money to help those affected by coronavirus.

Cavanaugh Bell, a 7-year old from Gaithersburg, used the money saved up from holidays and birthdays to create 65 “Covid-19 Carepacks.” He also donated 31 hot meals from a local restaurant. His care packages are for senior citizens affected by coronavirus. He asked for donations on social media to enhance his substantial impact on his community.


In one video, Bell thanked followers for their donations:

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan shut down local restaurants on March 16 to help stop the spread.

Bell filled multiple shopping carts with donations to seniors and handed out bottles of bleach and food to those in need. His donations also helped feed 90 students.

Watch Bell, below:


Bell started a non-profit after he was bullied in school. His mom urged him to start a movement to spread positivity and love after experiencing bullying at school.

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