Elena’s Birthday Wish is to help get shoes for the homeless. This young South Bay resident is turning 7 soon and when asked what she wants for her birthday, she says shoes! But not for her, she wants shoes for those in need. We are honored to have interviewed Elena to learn more about what she is doing to make a big difference in our community and how you can support her!
Tell us about your cause:
My charity is called Change the World. I hope that one day I can make it an official non-profit corporation. The purpose will be to simply change the world and make it a better place for everyone. Right now I am collecting shoes for the homeless instead of asking for birthday gifts (I am turning 7).
What inspired you to launch this cause?
I was staring at my shoes for awhile when we were at home. Earlier we had driven by a homeless man at an Angels game that I wanted to help.
What is one of your proudest moments?
I don’t have one yet. If I can find 100 pairs of shoes, I will be proud, but there is still so much more to do. I have so many things I want to help with and do.
What can one expect when getting involved?
All the shoes will be donated to the homeless and will keep their feet warm and protected during the cold and rainy season.
How can the community support you?
We need shoes. Please donate or email my mom to help. We will keep collecting throughout the year. I am not giving up.