Ive Jones is only 11 years old, but she’s got big plans to make a difference in the world.
She’s diving headfirst into charitable work to help African girls orphaned by Ebola. The two-week-old campaign is gaining national attention, including a high-profile shoutout on social media from Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls organization.
With Ive’s 12th birthday coming up Nov. 5, Ive (pronounced Ivy) is asking family and friends to forgo giving her presents. Instead, the Apex resident is asking them to donate to a More Than Me, an organization that runs a school in Liberia and helps the orphans.