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An 8-year-old's Christmas Gift to Baltimore

He's collecting hats, gloves and scarves
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Posted at 11:36 PM, Dec 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-18 07:33:11-05

BALTIMORE, MD — "It's not a headband. It's a scarf that's what Nana wears."

Instead of wrapping presents the Browns are sorting stuff. There's every color under the rainbow, there's a variety of shapes and sizes too these are just some of the goodies Keno Brown junior has collected for his drive.

"If you don't have hats and coats and gloves and scarves you could get sick."

The 8 year old didn't want much for himself, but he did want to help others who are less fortunate.

His mother Nicole loved the idea.

"It was kind of surprising because it was Christmas time and most kids they want you to give them things for Christmas, but he wanted to do something for someone else, so it warmed our hearts."

For Keno Cares, they've collected and packaged hundreds of pieces of winter gear from Baltimore and beyond...They've gotten donations from Pennsylvania, Georgia even as far away as Italy.

Keno's dad is a teacher and says his son's willingness to help is catching on.

"It's pretty cool that he's encouraged individuals that normally sit on the sidelines and don't participate but they're actually calling and saying hey Keno, your son has inspired me and they actually stop by and bring things."

The third grader is already thinking ahead to next year......his parents say he wants to help the homeless.