Six-year-old Isaiah Sachs poses next to items he collected for the Topeka Rescue Mission.(Photo submitted)
(WIBW) - It's not unusual for a young person to be concerned about the homeless, but it's not quite as common to hear them take action - even less so when the child is just six-years old.
But six-year-old Isaiah Sachs did just that.
His mom, Janelle, says Isaiah became worried during the March cold snap and "demanded" they take 10 items to the Topeka Rescue Mission.
It snowballed from there. First, mom bragged about the good deed on Facebook and a relative arraged for Isaiah to meet Justyn Hosman with the Mission's Street Reach Program. Isaiah asked Justyn why the homeless live outside and how he could help them.
After that, his mom helped him launch Isaiah's Mission. Family, friends, even strangers gave granola bars, socks, chapsticks and clothing. Checks arrived from as far away as Texas and Arizona.
Isaiah has been able to make a presentation to Rescue Mission executive director Barry Feaker and has a goal of making two deliveries each year. People are invited to assist his efforts through the "Isaiah's Mission" Facebook group.
13 News proudly salutes Isaiah as our April 22, 2014 Good Kid!