Many times, children can be our best teachers, especially when they lead by example.
At only 12 years old, Jaheir Moore, a 6th grader from Jersey City, utilizes his unique passion for crocheting to help better the community around him.
Jaheir has helped both local homeless shelters and neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in the Jersey City area by donating crocheted clothing items, made by him. Through his inspirational efforts, Jaheir has provided NICU patients and homeless individuals with a sense of comfort, warmth, and compassion during the seasonal change in temperature.
Two years ago, the young boy began his unique hobby when a friend mentioned a crocheting class taught at the local YMCA. Since then, Jaheir has donated various crocheted items such as hats, scarves, gloves, bags, and other articles of clothing. He crochets everyday after school, with each of his compassionate creations ranging from 20 minutes to an hour until completion.
When asked how he became involved in homeless outreach Jaheir replied, “there’s a lot of homeless people on the street and they look bitterly cold in this weather.”
Jaheir hopes to one day become a top fashion designer, and seeing the impact he’s already made, there’s no doubt this little angel will flourish.
Jaheir Moore serves as an inspiration to all of us, as he utilizes his creative passion to help improve the lives of others around him.
Jaheir is preparing for his first fashion show on February 25th in Jersey City, where he will showcase some of his heartfelt creations, and hopes to model a few of his pieces too.
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Watch a 10-year-old Jaheir crochet in the video below: