WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A 10-year-old California girl is looking to change the world one bracelet at a time.
She has launched a new initiative in her hometown of West Sacramento that is part philanthropy and part social experiment.
With the help of the public, she’s hopes her efforts to spread selfless good deeds go viral.
Leah Nelson started “Becuz I Care”, a program to encourage people to treat each other with kindness.
What she asks is simple — just do a nice deed for another, whether it’s paying a compliment or buying a coffee. Then seal the deal with a bracelet, compliments of Leah. The bracelet is to be passed from person to person as each does a good deed for another.
Leah asks that this person explain their good works with the message, “In a world with so many issues, let’s just show other people that they are valued.” Then share the story with her on Twitter by tagging @BecuzICare11 or using the hashtag #BecuzICare11.
Many adults react are stunned that a fifth-grader has created such an initiative. However, Leah sees it as basic human decency.
“I just want the world to be a better place. I mean there’s many issues and people are mad about the issues, and if you’re mad about the issues, why don’t you take action to try and change them?” she says.
For Leah, it's just that simple.