JACKSONVILLE, Fla, — A Jacksonville 6-year-old single-handedly raised money to deliver blankets and toiletries to the less fortunate on Christmas Eve.
Tuesday, Channing Brown hand-delivered more than 100 blankets and other supplies to the Trinity Rescue Mission in downtown Jacksonville.
“I think as parents you always wonder if you’re doing it right, and this kind of shows us that we are,” his mother, Brandy Brown said.
“He’s got a big heart,” his dad, Matt Brown, added.
Channing's Christmas wish this year was to bring holiday cheer to perfect strangers.
He raised nearly $350 on his own in just a month selling ornaments to afford a shopping spree at the Normandy Blvd Walmart.
Channing didn’t fill his cart with toys or treats, but blankets and toiletries.
“I see homeless people on the streets every day, so I just wanted to help them,” Channing said. “People don’t really get presents when they’re homeless, so I wanted to give them presents.”
“It was one time he just came off the interstate and there was a homeless man asking for money,” Matt Brown said. “And at the time I didn’t have any cash, so he was bummed that we couldn’t give them any money. And he’s just kind of been collecting money, stealing change here and there, and then saving up for some blankets.”
Channing was appreciated Tuesday.
After all, he’d filled the room with warmth no blanket can provide. It was the kind of warmth that can only come from a giving heart on Christmas.
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