Today, Hero Spotlight highlights Cavanaugh Bell.
Cavanaugh Bell is a 7-year-old from Gaithersburg, Maryland that used $600 of his saved money to provide care packages and hot meals to senior citizens, students, and small businesses in his community, as mentioned on Tank’s Good News.
Bell’s inspiration sparked from the thought of his grandmother. According to Tank’s Good News, He mentioned, “My grandma is my best friend, and she walks to the grocery store every day. So I thought she shouldn’t be walking to grocery store because it’s coronavirus season.”
The 7-year-old hero saved his contribution of $600 from 2 of his birthdays, and 3 Christmases. The care packages included fruit, canned and dry goods, cleaning supplies like bleach, and much more. On top of that, this hero even delivered the care packages personally.
In total, Bell was able to make a total of 65 “COVID-19 Care packs,” 31 hot meals, and was able to help feed 90 students through his journey to raise money to help his community.
As stated in Tank’s Good News, “The 7-year-old became a philanthropist and anti-bullying activist at age 5 when he started the non-profit “Cool and Dope.” Its mission is to “eradicate all bullying and youth suicide through political and social action by his 18th birthday on Nov. 20, 2030.”
Mr. Bell’s social action is so infectious that his hometown, Gaithersburg, Maryland, named February 21st “Bullying Awareness Day” in memory of Gabriel Taye. Gabriel was an 8-year-old from Ohio who committed suicide due to bullying in 2017. This inspiration rooted from Mr. Bell’s TEDx Youth Talk where the hero was able to raise awareness and spread positivity and acts of love to hopefully help others overcome fear.
A hero, whether big or small, can make and inspire change, too!
What makes a hero is the power to make a difference and inspire others to do the same.
Amazing job, Mr. Bell! This hero has certainly made an impact on his community, and the world thanks you, hero!