2016 Caring Award Winners

Awardee Profile

  • 16YMcCumber

    Kylee McCumber

    Young Adult Caring Award Winner

    Leominster, Massachusetts, United States

    Year: 2016

    Age: 15

    It is so important to be grateful for all we have, and pay it forward when we can.

    Kylee McCumber

    Kylee is turning the tables on hunger for kids in her hometown. Many of them eat breakfast at school, she learned four years ago, since they don't have much food at home. Shocked to see the hunger at her doorstep, she raised enough money to send ten kids home with nonperishable food items for the weekend. Since then a number of grants have let her provide 300 children on Fridays with her Kylee's Kare Kits for Kidz. Community support has also allowed her to raise $200,000, enough to hold ice cream socials and provide Thanksgiving dinners for homeless families. There's a hungry family near you, she reminds us, and by feeding them you'll feed your own soul. "It is so important to be grateful for all we have, and pay it forward when we can."