Photo credits: ChampionsOfChange.org
Charity is an important value for a person to have on their own. However, establishing charity as an important family value that is put into practice regularly is even better.
A beautiful and thriving black family in Rochester, New York is doing just that. Norm and Olivia West, as well as their three children, are the principals behind Champions of Change, Inc., a non-profit organization that is centered around community outreach activity.
The West’s three children (Jeremiah now 12, Joshua, now 9, and Jordan, now 7) are not your average little ones. These children definitely go above and beyond mediocrity by activating their true calling.
While other children in the 7-12 age group are spending most of their time watching television or playing video games, Jeremiah, Joshua, and their little sister Jordan are working hard.
They can be found organizing food drives, soliciting donations for their family’s non-profit organization, orchestrating clothing drives, and putting together literacy workshops for children who are not as economically privileged as they are.
The mantra that the West children developed and live by is “Little deeds, HUGE Impact.” Jeremiah and Joshua are particularly interested in utilizing social entrepreneurship as a tool to reach people who are in need of motivation and better resources. The two brothers have written a book together called Champions of Change: Live to Give. They have also organized immensely successful relief efforts to deliver bottled water to the residents of Flint, Michigan.
The West family were recently the lucky recipients of a generous financial contribution from the Ellen DeGeneres Show and General Mills. This past month, NYup.com profiled the West family for their appearance on Ellen’s talk show. For their tireless work and amazing philanthropic efforts, the West Family received a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse and 200 boxes of Cheerios cereal to donate to families in need.