Grand Prairie Girl Creates Art to Help Homeless

Gia Woodrum's encounter with a homeless man set her on a course of compassion for those in need.

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A 9-year-old Grand Prairie girl is using her artistic talents to help the homeless in North Texas.

Gia Woodrum said a chance encounter with a homeless man set her on a course of compassion for those in need.

“One time, I saw this homeless guy and I wanted to buy him some clothes and some food,” Gia told NBC5. 

Gia creates artwork that she sells on her website, raising money to buy items of use to the homeless. So far, she’s raised more than $10,000, NBC5 said.

“One time, I saw this homeless guy and I wanted to buy him some clothes and some food.”
Gia Woodrum

“Eight thousand waters and about 5,000 snack packs,” Gia told the station. “It’s making the world a happier place and a better place, and I like seeing people smile.”

Gia’s father told the station he’s proud of his daughter’s efforts.

“People have told us a lot of times that she is really lucky to have parents like us,” Geoffrey Woodrum told NBC5. “I really disagree with that. We’re lucky to have a kid like her.”

You can see the full NBC5 report here.


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