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Humble girl creates Littlest Helpers nonprofit to assist veterans, children, elderly and animals
Posted: Thursday, December 4, 2014 12:54 pm
By Jannise Johnson
While no child is typical, there are some general interests most nine and 10 year olds display.
Watching their favorite television shows, enjoying outdoor fun with friends or hanging out with the family pet but most children don’t start their own nonprofit organizations.
To that end, Humble resident Ashley Miller started Littlest Helpers last year, said Robbi Cole. Cole is Ashley’s mother and president of the nonprofit.
The organization’s mission is to assist children, the elderly, veterans and animals, Cole explained. “These are ideas that came from my daughter,” Cole said. “She is 10; she started this when she was nine. She came to me and said, ‘this is something God told me to do.’ We just do the things that come to her heart.”
Ashley has an 8-year-old sister who is also involved in the organization, Cole said.
In it’s infancy last year, the organization was able to assist one woman during Thanksgiving. This past November, Littlest Helpers were able to help two families, one in Humble and another in Houston, during the Thanksgiving holiday.
Christmas will also prove to be busy for the Littlest Helpers.
The group is raising money for Socks for Soldiers to provide care packages to military personnel stationed in the Middle East, Humble Area Assistance Ministries and Ronald McDonald House. The group will also sing Christmas carols at the Regent Care Center in Kingwood on Dec. 21. Regent Care Center provides care for seniors and their families.
In addition to donating gifts at HAAM for everyone from “toddlers on up to teens,” Cole said, the group will also place Christmas wreaths on graves with Wreaths Across America at the Houston National Cemetery located on Veterans Memorial Drive in the Spring area.
While it seems like a lot of work for children to take on at the holidays, Ashley said it makes her happy.
“It makes my heart feel amazing,” she said. “I love seeing the smiles on their faces when they receive certain things.”
So far, the Ronald McDonald House is her favorite charity to assist because, “they help children.”
And Ashley is not done yet. Next year, she intends to extend the organization’s outreach to the homeless.
Anyone who wishes to donate to the causes Littlest Helpers is assisting can do so by visiting their website at thelittlesthelpers.wix.com/thelittlesthelpers.
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