Today's Crumb comes from a faithful reader in Columbus, IN. She found it in her local newspaper, The Republic, where reporter Brian Blair wrote about an 8-year-old boy named Keaton Stephenson. In a nutshell, Keaton knows God has blessed his family and he has a duty to bless others. When he learned that some children are too poor to buy nice clothes, he offered to give away everything he owned. Instead, his parents began collecting new and used children's clothing a few months ago for him to give away free at a recent City Farmers Market.
Carla Clark, for The Republic
Friends and strangers heard about Keaton's plan and made donations to "Keaton's Closet for Kids." Some even mailed clothes from out-of-state, with brand names like Gap, Old Navy, Polo and Nike. Now Keaton is considering making his Closet for Kids an annual back-to-school event. Why? All he could say was, "I guess that I just have a soft heart." Not just soft. Also big, and overflowing.