JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A pair of siblings decided to write a book and sell copies of it in order to buy diapers for the Miles of Diapers collection drive.
Julius, 8, and Jy, 10, sold 10 copies of the book to raise funds for families in need.
Their book is also important because it’s meant to stop discrimination against natural hair.
Julius and Jy, who are from the Seminole Tribe, expressed the importance of teaching others about their heritage.
“We saw a lot of kids getting discriminated against because of their natural hair. We just felt like we should make a book about it to tell kids why their hair is so special,” Jy said.
With the money Julius and Jy raised, they bought three boxes of diapers to support their community.
If you are now feeling inspired to help, please help by donating diapers, wipes and formula.
Through Oct. 30, there will be collection boxes at WJXT, Fields Auto Group Dealerships, Tire Outlet stores and Community Health Outreach of Jacksonville. (See all addresses below.)
Community Health Outreach also has an Amazon Wish List if you prefer to shop online.
Drop off locations
- WJXT studios, 4 Broadcast Place
- Community Health Outreach, 5126 Timuquana Road
- Fields Auto Group dealerships: Fields Cadillac, 7999 Blanding Blvd. | Lexus of Orange Park, 7040 Blanding Blvd. | Mercedes Benz Orange Park, 7018 Blanding Blvd. | Porsche Jacksonville, 10100 Atlantic Blvd. | Lexus of Jacksonville, 10259 Atlantic Blvd. | Mercedes Benz Jacksonville, 10231 Atlantic Blvd. | Land Rover Jaguar, 11217 Atlantic Blvd. | Cadillac St. Augustine, 375 Outlet Mall Blvd.
- Tire Outlets: 9213 Merrill Road | 1250 3rd Street North | 10220 New Berlin Road | 4854 San Juan Ave. | 10995 N Main Street | 250 San Marco Ave. | 11460 Beach Blvd. | 463371 State Rd 200 in Yulee