Turning 19 years old yesterday (September 1, 2015), Miss Z shared this image on her Instagram account and left a super nice message about how she hoped that others will help a family that she met in Africa:
Alright y’all, so I have this birthday wish I really need help making come true…while in Africa with @unaids I met this family. A family where a young man, only a couple years older than me, cares for his two little brothers by himself since their parents have died from AIDS. I visited where they lived, literally a metal storage container, and heard them speak of the troubles they face like simply getting food. It broke my heart. My family found power bars in our backpacks for the kids and gave them whatever we had on us so they could at least buy some new clothes, but leaving them…I knew that was certainly not enough. I don’t think anyone should have to live this way especially not children. It weighed very heavy on my mind and soul when I got back home. Of course there’s a lot of poverty, and I wish I could help everyone..but I want to start with this extremely deserving family. Please help me by going to my crowdrise page and donating whatever you can (even a dollar is appreciated, or even just a tweet) the link is in my bio and if you’ve taken the time to read this, I thank you and sure hope you’ll help me help this family.
More details and to help, check this out: www.crowdrise.com/zendaya