It all started with a hobby and a desire to give back, now Paityn Silas has over $1,000 to help the homeless community.
“I just feel really bad. If I don’t help them who will?” she said.
After two weeks Paityn convinced her mom to post on Facebook about selling her art.
“I put it on there thinking family and friends will buy it. I never expected this kind of a turn out. She was just as shocked, she was so excited, and so thankful for everyone,” said her mom Courtney Silas.
Each drawing is only $5 but the community donates more to support the cause.
“Typically, people have been giving $20, $50, even $100 but she is thankful for whatever donation,” said her mother.
With over $1,000 raised, Paityn is going to donate to a local shelter and has enough left over to make some care packages.
“Like food, some blankets, maybe some clothes, fingernail clippers, a toothbrush,” said the 7-year-old.
Her mother said this is not the first time she's done a project like this.
“It did not shock me. Ever since she was little, she has had a huge caring heart for animals and for people. Last year for her birthday she wanted everyone to give her money to buy supplies for the animal shelter. She spent close to $200 on that. She went and shopped by herself and picked it all out and we dropped it off,” said Silas.
Paityn has no plans on stopping and is now working with a local t-shirt company to raise more money for the homeless.