11-year-old Philanthropist Gives Chicago Some California Love by Raising Over $60,000 for the Windy City’s Homeless


February 13, 2019


Photo via: Alisha Thompson 

It’s hard to remember that once the holiday season is over and the New Year excitement dies down, there are still plenty of people who need help throughout the rest of the winter season. But for one kid, the giving doesn’t stop. Meet 11-year-old Khloe Thompson from Los Angeles, California. After watching a news forecast about the dangerously cold weather conditions in Chicago, Khloe knew she had to take action.

The West Coast native created a GoFundMe campaign to help Chicago’s Salvation Army, an organization with programs and services that meet the unique needs of the people in the communities they serve. The organization offers lots of resources for the homeless population, as well as others who may need help.


“It makes me feel good as a mom knowing that my kid cares about people who are less fortunate,” said Khloe’s mother Alisha Thompson, who works as a hairdresser, told The Chicago Sun-Times.

While it may be easy to write this off as a trend, Khloe isn’t new to giving back and helping others. In 2016, the young philanthropist started a GoFundMe called, “Khloe Kares,” to build “Kare Bags” to support homeless women in Southern California.

“I just want to let them know that people really do care about them,” Khloe said. At press time, the campaign raised $64,365 of its $65,000 goal.


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