Orion Jean has set a bold goal for helping others this holiday season: collecting 100,000 meals for people in need. A 5th-grader in the Fort Worth, Tex., area, Orion won the Think Kindness National Speech contest. This launched him into his current project, Race to 100,000 Meals. Orion asks that the meals meat certain specifications, including a positive message written on the brown paper bags. “You matter,” “We need you,” “We Care” and “You Got This” are some of the inspirational messages contained on the bags. “I’m asking everyone to join me in a race to kindness,” Orion said. “This has been a rough year for everybody, and now it’s more important than ever to show support and love to anyone who needs it.”

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