Acts of Kindness: Little Helpers of Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Getting your kids involved in giving back can start at a young age. 

Eleven-year-old Kianna Moya loves to help others, "I started volunteering at homeless shelters when I was younger." 

We recently caught up with her while she stuffed snack bags for Clark County school students in need. She's a volunteer with "Little Helpers of Las Vegas." It's a national non-profit. Crystal Dunning leads the Las Vegas chapter,"We do monthly events, where kids as young as three and four years old actively participate in helping others."

The purpose is to help kids grow and develop into great community leaders, Give kids plenty of opportunity to give back and also develop a sense of confidence. Dunning adds, "To have volunteerism be a normal part of their daily lives." 

Fun and simple things like decorating bags for the Ronald McDonald House, making sandwiches for the homeless, visiting nursing homes... the list is endless. Kianna says, "It makes me feel so good to see their faces, they smile and are thankful, and that feels good."

Dunning says Kianna is an oustanding little helper and a great example of how volunteerism can become a regular part of a young person's life. "I nominated Kianna, I'm really proud to have her, she is currently one of our older members, and she displays qualities that I hope to see in my own children as they grow up." 

We caught up with Kianna at school to surprise her with the award, and the Assistant Principal of Doral Academy of Nevada, Katrina Martinez had the following to say, "Kianna is so thoughtful and reflective, when you talk about her being helper, she's a little helper, but a little helper in a big, big way."

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