She saw people living in tents under the Fifth Street Bridge and wanted to do something to make a difference.
So Skylar Bogan of Wirt County Middle School thought of the Shoebox Project.
At only 13-years-old she is already changing lives.
This young girl is wise beyond her years. Instead of thinking about what she wants for Christmas, she organized this massive shoebox drive to help those who need it most.
In each box she puts a pair of gloves, hat, socks, a sandwich, sweet snack, salty snack and a drink.
She distributed the boxes with a lot of help at House to Home in Parkersburg.
“It’s unfortunate there are people that don't have a nice Christmas, so it makes me feel good to know that some people have the opportunity to have a meal and nice thing or two around Christmas,” Bogan says.
She says the reaction to her Shoebox Project is amazing and this year she got all her friends involved too.
Bogan knows how lucky she is in her own life and wants to continue giving back.
If you need a shoebox and a little Christmas cheer, stop by House to Home at 413 8th Street in Parkersburg -- they're there to help.