Brinkley Minter recently asked her parents if kids who are homeless are still able to trick-or-treat and her mom explained that some families aren’t able to afford costumes. So the six-year-old decided to do something about that.
Brinkley lives in FL and there were almost 79,000 students in public schools were reported homeless and in Duval County where she lives there are about 1000 homeless students.
Since Halloween is Brinkley’s favorite holiday, she doesn’t want any of these kids to miss out on it. She came up with a way to raise money to buy costumes for children living in a local shelter. The pint-sized artist has been creating paintings, mostly with a Halloween theme, and selling them to bring in money to provide Halloween costumes to kids at Jacksonville’s Sulzbacher Center homeless shelter.
Brinkley’s goal was to raise enough to buy 16 costumes, but she blew past that in two days. So far, she’s raised over $29-hundred and she’s not finished yet.
“During these stressful times, it is inspiring to see a young child focusing their energy on making a difference,” says Cindy Funkhouser, President and CEO of the Sulzbacher Center. “Such advocacy in one of our younger volunteers is marvelous and we are proud to be a recipient of her generous spirit.”