Emery Chipman and Nealey Lee-Feinberg have been friends since their early elementary school years. Now these two East Coast BFFs have launched a service initiative they've named "Loved Beyond Measure." I spent some time talking with this giggly pair, and think you'll find them to be as inspiring as they are delightful.
Emery, an almost-twelve-year-old with five sisters, plays on the same basketball team as twelve-year-old Nealey, who has one younger brother. They both live in Harvard, Massachusetts and love baking cupcakes and making milkshakes together. When I asked them how they got the idea for their project, they said that they found themselves with a lot of extra time on their hands, and wanted to do something nice for people. Both girls talked about feeling grateful that they come from loving families, and also have good health and comfortable lives. “We might as well do something good with our extra time,” said Nealey.
Emery chimed in “We just want to give love to people who are having a hard time. We are really loved, and want to help other kids who are going through tough times feel loved too.”