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Livermore Homeless Refuge Says Thank You to Third Grader Who Donated Sleeping Bags

Autumn Le of Livermore used her savings to buy 25 sleeping bags to help keep homeless people in Livermore warm

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Autumn Le is an 8-year-old third grader from Livermore and a perfect example of the Bibical writing... "And a child shall lead them."  At her young age, we see in her, a giving, caring and kind child.

Autumn was moved by the homeless people she saw on the streets in Livermore and concerned about how they would stay warm during the cold winter nights.  Her concern led her to take action.  She used her entire savings of $400.00 to buy 25 new sleeping bags.  With the help of her mother, Jasmine, they were delivered around town and to our city's shelter.

Autumn is an inspiration for many people, from the Wal-Mart employees, the Homeless Refuge volunteers, her friends, her family, her school, Croce Elementary and strangers hearing her story and what she did.

Autumn's goal was to collect 100 sleeping bags by January 31, 2014 and she made her goal.

Our friends are warmed not only by the sleeping bags but by her example and inspiration to making a difference in the lives of others.

Autumn is already making plans to collect another 100 sleeping bags next year ... and yes, a child shall lead them...

—Bob and Donna, LHR
Joyce Wheaton April 09, 2014 at 01:05 AM
I am so proud of her and her family. Love you, Donna and Bob Praying a special blessing on this child's sense of giving, community, tenderness, vision, and her generous and loving spirit.
Susan Hull April 09, 2014 at 01:02 PM
This is the kind of news I love to hear about. What a kind and loving child. She must have wonderful parents!!
El Kay Woo April 09, 2014 at 02:32 PM
Autumn is a hero...thank you SO MUCH for what you did to help LHR and the homeless folks who live in Livermore. Your kind and compassionate heart show that you truly are a leader. Speaking of leaders, Autumn should run for Mayor...the office is up for election this November, and our own Mayor and City Council (except the caring Laureen Turner)showed how un-compassionate they are by passing an anti-camping ordinance that criminalized the homeless. How cruel is that?
Steve April 09, 2014 at 04:59 PM
A beautiful soul.
Jasmine April 11, 2014 at 05:13 AM
Thank you everyone for the kind comments. I am very proud of her, and I will share all of your kind words with her. :-)

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