SHEPHERDSVILLE - How much of a difference can a five-year-old make in Bullitt County?
Alli Kemper hopes to find out.
The Roby Elementary Kindergartner is the hostess of a new organization, Alli’s Project, that hopes to establish itself by starting with a collection of much-needed Christmas items.
Alli and her family are trying to collect new toys, non-perishable food items and new or gently-used coats for Bullitt Countians who may not have such items.
The idea began at Thanksgiving when Alli’s family discussed what they should be thankful for.
“I want Alli to learn she has plenty to be thankful for and some others do not,” said Alli’s mother, Sethea. “Christmas has become materialistic. This is about giving and helping others who are less fortunate.”
Alli’s Project is a good way for local children and families to give back to their community, Sethea said.
“If a five-year-old can do it, they can all do it,” she added.
Alli’s Project hopes to expand and continue throughout the year with further service projects. The key Sethea mentioned was that Bullitt Countians will be giving to fellow Bullitt Countians.
Alli and her helpers are currently collecting toys for American Legion Post 157 in Shepherdsville through Dec. 14. Other items will be collected for other local organizations through Dec. 21.
Anyone wishing to assist Alli’s Project may contact the organization through its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/allisproject) or via email, email@example.com.