11 Year-Old Rome Girl Gives 12 Meals for Christmas
Forget the Partridge in a Pear Tree. The 12 Days of Christmas in Rome consists of 12 hams, 12 cans of corn, 12 cans of green beans, 12 bags of potatoes, 12 packages of rolls and 12 boxes of stuffing to feed 12 needy families. And it's all thanks to a 11 year old girl.
Rebekah Kippen collected donations and used paper route money to help the less fortunate during the holiday season. She received almost 2,500 bottles and cans and monetary donations. "We are truly blessed by everyone that donated, bottles and cans, money or canned goods. Everyone that helped really put a smile on a girl with an enormous heart that does this for no reason at all but to help those in need," says Bekah's mom Dawn.
Behak donated the meals to the Rome Rescue Mission along with 30 stockings filled with candy for the kids and a $206.33 check.
Last year Bekah raised enough to feed 10 families after reading an article about the homeless in Rome. "I thought there was only one homeless person in Rome, but there was more. So I collected bottle and cans from my neighbors and friends."
We bet Bekah is on Santa's nice list this year and we can't wait to see what she does next year.