Man Raises $400K For Children’s Home By Saving Scraps For Decades
Being Human is given. But keeping our humanity is a choice!!!!
A 86-Year-old man, Johnny Jennings, spent three decades to achieve his mission, which he realized when he visited Georgia Baptist Home for Children.
In 1985 he first visit the children’s home where three boys ran up to Jennings begging him to adopt them. After that incident he decided to help them financially as he wasn’t ready to adopt child of his own.
Talking about the incident Jennings said,
“When we went to leave, these three little boys grabbed me by the knees and said, ‘Will you be my daddy?’” And I said I’ll do what I can. That took my heart, right there.”
From that day he start collecting paper and aluminum products from business, organizations and churches. After 32 years he collected a surprising amount of waste. With the available recycle he raised $400,000 and gift it to Children’s home. His friends and well-wishers also contributed hefty amount towards the social cause.
Moreover, Jennings also collected pennies, and as they say: A penny saved is a penny earned. Well he’s saved 24 miles worth of pennies.
“84,480 is a mile of pennies. We finished 24 miles. We had most people from church collecting pennies.” Jennings said
Dr. Kenneth Thompson, Georgia Baptist Children’s Home President admired the initiative of the Jennings and said
“Johnny Jennings is one of the most gracious individuals I have ever met. I have always admired his quiet, humble spirit, his commitment to helping others and most of all, his love for the children in our care.”