By Kristi Love, Special to the AFRO
At first glance everything about Miracle Omar, otherwise known as “The Princess” by family and friends, resembles a typical eight-year-old girl who attends public school in Prince George’s County, Md. However, she goes the extra mile by providing socks to needy people in D.C. and surrounding areas as the temperature drops.
Miracle and her friend give out socks to the needy in D.C. (Courtesy Photo)
Miracle’s project, Sox In the Box: “Warming those toes in need,” is done through The Princess Enterprise, a non-profit organization that was set up by her parents. “I was motivated because of God and my dad,” she told the AFRO, explaining her motivation behind the project.
On Nov. 12, Miracle and two of her friends stood in Franklin Square Park in Northwest D.C. for her first annual Sox in The Box giveaway. The turnout was massive and the children were able to pass out more than 700 pairs of socks to needy individuals.
“It felt great,” Miracle said. “I was happy and my favorite part was giving back.”
Her socks donation boxes were in five locations, three in Planet Fitness gyms in Greenbelt, Md.; Hyattsville, Md., and D.C., with additional boxes in The Hairazors Salon in Capitol Heights, Md. Miracle inspired her peers to get involved, placing a box in her school at Greenbelt Elementary.
She hopes to expand her donation locations and provide more socks for those in need.