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Sat Feb 8, 2014, 04:09 PM

"Everyone should have a home" - Boy, 10, starts nonprofit

While other kids his age are playing video games, 10-year-old Jonas Corona is helping the homeless.

When he was 4 years old, Corona's family took him to Skid Row in Los Angeles to feed homeless people, according to the "Today" show. Two years later, he was inspired to do more to help kids without food or shelter. Corona was too young to volunteer at shelters or missions, so he founded his own nonprofit, Love in the Mirror, to help homeless children and disadvantaged youth.

"I chose the name because it reminds me of a song and the song makes me think of people who donít have toys and clothes because every kid should look in the mirror and love themselves," Corona wrote in a letter explaining how he landed on the name Love in the Mirror.

His efforts influence some of the 1.16 million schoolchildren who have been reported homeless since 2011 by the U.S. Department of Education.


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