Hello, My name is Kendall Echols, im about to be 20 years old this October and I'll give you a little background history about myself. I was blessed with both parents and a young sister. While growing older we lost our house and everything we had, we moved to Maryland with my grandparents and it was hard for me so I moved back to Illinois. While living in Illionis I thought my friends and family would help me out with trying to get me on my feet and to help establish myself but it never turned out as planned. I wound up being homeless at the age of 17, i was hungry and didnt have a dollar to my name. I had to steal from stores, didnt have clothes or even a roof over my head, so I had to break into abandond houses just so i could be warm and out of the cold. Ive slept in stairwells, unlocked cars, bushes, anything you could think of. One day I went to the hospital and they told me if i didnt come a day sooner that i could have died from dehydration, starvation, and pneumonia. I lost a lot of weight, my health was extremely poor. I still have complications everyday but I try to help everyone I can whenever they need it. I give my last to bless someone else in need. I still have barely any clothes, or places to stay but I want to start this fundraiser to help kids and teens like me who are homeless and hungry. I want to help kids and needy people right now in this time of struggle. Its about to be winter and i know that theres thousands of kids whos parents cant offord jackets or winter coats for them. I dont even have one for myself, but I will make sure they will. Ive always been about hospitality but never been to the south, Ive always took care over everybody except myself. I took care of them, helped, guided, consulted, and anything to help someones life go smoother. I know you would hate to see your family or friend struggle, would it feel any different if it was someone you didnt know? I dont have a goal that im trying to reach, Im just trying to feed, clothe, shelter these kids and make sure that i could do my part in helping each child I could. I know I cant be a superman but I want to be the superman to an individual. Please donate anything you can, pennies, nickels, dimes, they all add up im not using this for myself, I want these kids to realize that they might not have much but once they see someone who cares then that opens their hearts to help this world.