One Naples girl hopes to change the world one CD at a time. With the goal of raising $10,000 to donate between three organizations, she is going door-to-door asking people to help her in her effort.
Ten-year-old Kylie Gust is singing and recorded a CD to help veterans, children and animals this holiday season.
“The CD is 100 percent for charity,” Gust said. “And it goes to three charities, St. Jude, the Humane Society and Wounded Warrior Project.
Gust combined her passions with a Kylie Christmas CD that will raise money to help her give back these organizations.
“It just brings me to my happy place,” Gust said. “I want to give back to soldiers who helped us and St. Jude. No child should die for not being able to pay for medicine or for help.”
Her parents are proud of her effort and good-spirited goal for others this holiday season.
“For a 10-year-old to be knocking on doors, raising money, we’re very proud of what she’s done and her big heart,” said David Gust, Gust’s father.
Gust’s mother, Rebecca Gust, said the project is a labor of love, and it’s a gift organizations like the Wounded Warrior Project appreciates.
“I think they were pretty overwhelmed that she picked their charity as one of the three charities,” Rebecca said. “And they were honored and excited.”
Gust’s mother was spot on. Dan Mullen with WWP is overjoyed Gust chose them as one of her causes for donation during the holidays.
“It’s just overwhelming that such a young girl like that would be willing to give back to her community and charitable causes that are important to her and to help veterans,” Mullen said. “To take care of our veterans and think about the needs they still have, today, and reach out to try to help them is just fantastic. It gives you hope for the next generation.”
Gust’s Christmas CD is available at her website, and the proceeds will help her in her effort to raise money for donation this holiday season.
It looks like Gust found her voice to change the world.
“I want to get as much money raised as possible, so I can help more people, more animals, more kids,” Gust said. “There really is a lot of kindness in the world. You just gotta find it.”