PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. — When it comes to giving back to your community, it doesn't matter how old you are because there is no age requirement.
Last year, 14-year old Dominic Fouche, along with his brother and two cousins, developed the nonprofit organization Kids 4 A Cause. Their inspiration dated back to the death of their uncle and father, Nicholas Kuhn, in 2017.
“The community just decided to help us, and it shows that even small acts of kindness can make a huge impact on someone’s life, so we just decided to team up and try to give back,” said Fouche.
The team’s latest mission was purchasing 50 wraps from So Fresh, which were then delivered to the first responders of St. Mark Village retirement community.
“I’don’t know of many other kids who do this, so this is like a sign of hope and happiness for them to see kids doing this kind of stuff,” said Fouche.
The boys also decided to drop off more than 80 flower arrangements for the residents — some of whom have been isolated from their friends and family.
“It's extra special for the residents because they see them as their grandkids or their great-grandchildren, they could be out skateboarding or fishing, but instead they are donating their time and that means a lot,” said Matt Fresh with St. Mark Village.
With the boys being so close in age, 10, 11, 12 and 14, you may wonder if a family dispute may break out every now and then, but they say not really, there’s no time for fighting.
“Our only goal is to inspire people and show people what kids can really do, and everyone can make a difference,” said Christian Kuhn.
Fouche’s volunteer efforts were even recognized this year when he was one of only two teens in the state to be awarded the Prudential Spirit of Community Award. He said this is just the beginning.
“I’m trying to continue the charity, try to expand it globally, and get more kids involved,” said Fouche.