LYNNFIELD, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) – A 12-year-old boy has turned his desire to help others into a non-profit organization.
Connor Wright wanted to do something nice to help people during the pandemic. So, he started to think.
“We wanted to sort of do something to help,” he said. “We just sat down and came up with some ideas.”
That idea grew into a non-profit called Connor’s Kindness Project (CPK). The project has the goal “to help others while also spreading positivity, one act of kindness at a time.”
Connor works with his grandmother, who is the non-profit’s CEO, to partner with other non-profits to execute these acts of joy. Connor said he has learned a lot about giving from this experience.
“It just makes me feel like really happy knowing that I helped and [it] brings joy to me and makes me want to do more.”
Inspired by the work of Natick-based charity Birthday Wishes, CPK recently gave 50 Kindness Kits to kids at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester.
According to MassLive, CPK has worked with several charities, shelters and hospitals including Ronald McDonald House, Tufts Children’s Hospital, Christopher’s Haven, Shriners Children’s Boston and The Home for Little Wanders. CPK is also currently working on partnership with Shriner’s Hospital, according to the organization’s website.
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