He Gave Up His Christmas Present To Help the Homeless

9 year old Mikah Frye told his grandmother not to buy him the $300 Xbox One that he wanted for Christmas. Instead, he wanted her to use that money to buy blankets for the homeless. So they got 60 blankets and donated them to Ashland Church Community Emergency Shelter Services (a.k.a. Access). Just three years ago, Mikah and his family were using the services at Access. His grandmother, Terry Brant said: 

"He knew what it was like to not have a blanket at night and have to give it back ... So the first thing he wanted to do is give a blanket that they could keep."

 Every blanket he gave away came with a personalized note. 

 "They gave me a blanket, but I had to leave it. That's why I want you to have your own blanket ... Today, I live in my own house, and someday you will too. Your friend Mikah."


Minaj’s story first got some attention on local news stations. Afterwards, a Microsoft store in his area heard about it, they decided to invite him down for a surprise. When he got there, they gave Mikah a limited edition Minecraft themed Xbox One S, a bunch of games and a controller. 


Jessica Catalina