North Texas, 10, Raises Half a Million Books for Children in Need

A 10-year-old from Fort Worth who was once recognized for his kindness continues to give back after winning a national competition.

Orion Jean won last year’s National Kindness Speech Contest.

Instead of using the $ 500 in prize money on himself, he created a website called Race to Kindness.

He began by donating toys to sick children in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and soon after collecting meals in time for Thanksgiving.

Now he is working to raise 500,000 books for children in need by the end of the month.

“I hope the children and adults who receive these books that we are trying to give all enjoy them, you know and can see the power of owning books,” he said. “This is really what it is about – helping people have something that they might not otherwise have had.”

A book drive will be held Saturday at Clear Fork stores in Fort Worth.

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