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Teen donates more than 150 sanitation kits to the homeless. Now she wants your help to distribute more

Shaivi Shah, 15, recruited her fellow Tesoro High School honor society members to assemble kits of hand sanitizer, antibacterial soap, lotion and reusable masks for distribution to help people experiencing homelessness in the middle of a pandemic. "They don't have necessities right now that are crucial to remain clean and stay germ-free," Shaivi told CNN.California Gov. Gavin Newsom's recent speech about the state's homeless problem sparked her idea. So far, the efforts of the passionate student has led to the delivery of more than 150 low-cost sanitation kits to three Los Angeles shelters.

A vulnerable population

According to the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, on any given day, more than 150,000 Californians are living in homelessness — the most of any US state. Shaivi feared they might be forgotten in this time of social distancing."A lot of people are just focusing on themselves and their families," she said.Shaivi Shah distributed kits to the Family Assistance Ministry, Salvation Army and Friendship Shelters.The altruistic teen from Rancho Santa Margarita started a GoFundMe account to raise funds to expand her program throughout California and the US."These people that are living on the streets, they have no protection, so even a small amount could help."

A call to service

Shah hopes that her actions will encourage othersRead More – Source

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