2016 Jefferson Awards Winner Helps Homeless
Helping people is what he does best.
Daeveon Deshields, only 11-years-old, was a 2016 Jefferson Awards winner, and is still putting his hands to good work. Daeveon has committed his time to a project called Helping Out Other People, or HOOP. Within his project, he has created a care package to hand out to homeless shelters, nursing homes, and all other people in need.
Deshields says that his motivation comes from seeing homeless people out on the streets, often asking for help with signs or sitting alone.
“I don’t like seeing them in peoples pictures, all alone, asking for help, so I decided to help them,” said Daeveon.
He also explained that he does a walk for the homeless with his sisters on Rehoboth Beach Boardwalk, dedicating his actions the the support of people in need, and in hopes to find others he can help out.
Churches and other organizations often invite Daeveon to their services to present him with a donation for the cause on his behalf, and to that he is very grateful.
If your organization would like to donate to Deaveon’s project HOOP, you can contact his grandfather, Diaz Bonville at 302-645-7544.