The problem is two fold:
1. When I learned what homeless children go through: loneliness, sometimes having to give up everything and a lot of times not knowing where they were going to sleep, I couldn't help but want to do something more... I believe, that if children experiencing homelessness are given something new that was meant just for them, at a time when they were used to having to give up things, it might change their lives. Being an artist and knowing the importance of creative expression, I thought that art supplies would be perfect for any age and any gender. Kids need to play and need to have a chance to be a child, no matter what their family circumstances.
2. I want to make volunteering and being empowered to create change something that anybody can do, at any age. When I was nine and searching for a place to volunteer, people kept telling me that I was too young. Kids are NEVER too young to make a lasting change in their communities, they just need a chance to show that they can.