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5-year-old Parma boy selling homemade bracelets to build kits for homeless community

Posted at 10:23 PM, Nov 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-21 23:37:39-05

PARMA, Ohio — He may be young, but a 5-year-old boy from Parma is already paying it forward and helping the community.

Maverick Metz was watching the Disney movie “Aladdin” when he started asking questions about why the character needed to steal food and how he was living.

“We just kind of had a conversation that some people don't have homes and some people don't have money for food,” Maverick’s mother Stacie Metz said.

Maverick was inspired to help the homeless community and decided to make bracelets to raise money so he could buy products to make "homeless kits" to distribute to communities in the Cleveland area.

Each kit includes bottles of water, a cereal bar, applesauce pouches, a pack of wet wipes and a pair of thermal socks.

Maverick is selling his handmade bracelets online. Customers can choose how much they’d like to give for each bracelet and every $5 raised supplies one kit and a bracelet.

"It makes me feel good,” Maverick said about his project to help the homeless communities.

To learn more about the project or to buy a bracelet from Maverick, click here.