Our Wear Your Character highlight this month features Chelsea Phaire, an 11-year old who makes art kits for others. Chelsea’s Charity kicked off when she asked her guests to bring art supplies, in lieu of gifts, to her 10th birthday party. Chelsea has a kind and compassionate spirit and has a desire to help support other kids. She recognizes the power of art as a way to heal, express, and communicate. She’s made over 5,500 art kits for kids and adults in shelters, foster care, and hospitals and includes a personal note in each kit!
Chelsea truly wears her character in our “Kind” t-shirt. Get to know more about her in our interview below in which she typed her own answers!
Name: Chelsea Phaire
Favorite hobbies, activities, and/or sports: WRITING BOOKS, drawing, painting,
Who is your hero?
China Anne McClain (she’s been my hero since I was like two).
If you could have any superpower, what would you pick and why?
If I had any superpower in the world it would be to waterbend, and be able to teleport from earth to heaven and back and say hello whenever I want to. It would be a dream come true just to see my loved ones again and visit daily. I would also be able to physically talk to God whenever I think I’m going to make a bad choice, and ask for guidance when life gets tough; especially if I’m at a crossroads that will determine my future.
What inspired you to do what you do?
I watched in awe as my parents did community service and helped our community and it was one of the things that inspired me to start Chelsea’s Charity. Another thing that inspired me is actually quite funny. And can you guess what it was? IT WAS SESAME STREET! Elmo, big bird, abby, cookie monster, grover, and all of my favorite characters always encouraged us little people to be kind and always do what’s right! They also taught me how to count! Shows like this one, Mickey mouse clubhouse, bubble guppies, daniel tiger and more always did teach really good life lessons! ;D
What do you hope other kids can learn from your experience?
To always be kind to others and give back to their community whenever possible. I also want them to know how to express themselves differently.
What advice do you have for other kids looking to get involved in the community or in charity?
My advice to other kids looking to get involved in the community is to find a trusted adult and brainstorm ways that you can help your community in different ways. Find a need that exists in the world or find a problem and think about how you can help solve the problem.
Our Makoshey Character t-shirts spotlight a single, powerful word expressing why you are awesome. Click here to view the collection.
To learn more about Chelsea’s Charity, click here to visit her website.