A 12-year-old Evansville boy is taking his dad’s death and doing his best to turn it into something positive. In 2013, Charles “Chucky” Williams was 8-years-old when his dad died from colon cancer. Three years later, he’s now started Chuckys Mission, with a goal to collect a semi trailer full of toys for 911 Gives Hope by December.
“When he died form cancer, I just wanted to help kids that are sick too,” said Williams. “So they won’t feel like nobody cares about them.”
Williams has been doing small acts of kindness all his life, but since his Dad’s passing, he wants to make a bigger impact on his community.
“I just want to be big in the world to help it,” said Williams. “It could be really ugly, so I want to make it better.”
In the last year, Williams has donated half of his toys to the 911 Gives Hope Christmas Project, made donations to help send 20 of his classmates to Disney World, and is helping a classmate at Cedar Hall Elementary, whose first language isn’t English, learn the language.
“I just wanted to do bigger and better,” said Williams.
Now, he’s on a mission to collect enough toys to fill a semi truck by December to donate to 911 Gives Hope. Three weeks ago he started Chuckys Mission, and since then he’s bought and collected more than 200 toys and raised more than $600.
“It’s awesome that a lot of people care about this stuff,” said Williams.
Williams has eight months to reach his goal, and he’s confident he will, especially with the support he’s received so far. But the message Williams wants to send is deeper than games and toys.
“Every act of kindness helps, even if it’s big or small,” said Williams. “Don’t think about yourself, think about other people and children who are in the hospitals.”
Williams is also nominated for Youth Resources’ Youth of the Year.
Visit Chuckys Mission HERE
Visit Chuckys Go Fund Me page HERE