Plano, TX resident, 13-year-old, Jaxson Turner, 13, is the founder of his own nonprofit, N2Y2C (Never Too Young to Care), for three years. The four main tenants that drive the young philanthropist are : feeding the homeless, domestic violence awareness, back to school supplies for classmates in need, and a Christmas project in partnership with Samaritan Inn.
The idea of the nonprofit began when Turner’s mother was trying to plan his birthday party, but he didn’t know how he wanted to celebrate. Turner took this opportunity to do something for others. LaKeicee Turner-Sazy, Turner’s mother, remembers just how the conversation went in an interview with localprofile.com.
Turner-Sazy remembers her son looking at her for a moment before saying, “Let’s feed the homeless.”
Turner’s mother said that she thought her son meant spending a day volunteering at a soup kitchen or food pantry, but he was thinking something else.
“They need a full Easter meal like we do,” she remembered he said.
LaKeicee asked him how many people he wanted to feed.
“As many as possible,” Jaxson replied. “That’s how it all began,” LaKeicee recalls now, three years later. “He’s been going ever since.”
Turner raises money through efforts such as lemonade stands and GoFundMe pages. Turner uses the money in various ways to help those in need and that also means bringing a smile to kids staying at the Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter in McKinney, TX for Christmas.
N2Y2C is unquestionably a family affair, but Turner’s mother jokes that, “Jaxson is the boss.”
“He was selling lemonade last year, and he told me, ‘Mommy, you need to get it right,’” LaKeicee laughed at the memory.
Turner’s older sister works for her little brother, gaining college credit required community service hours. Turner’s mother thinks that it is hilarious to see her adult daughter asking her younger brother to writer her a reference letter.
Turner’s mom said that, “I believe Jaxson has a calling. For him, this is what God has put on his heart. This is why he’s here.”
And so do we. We cannot wait to see what else Jaxson comes up with in 2021 to help those in need. Congratulations, Jaxon. Keep up the good work!