Microsoft has always been known for appreciating philanthropic deeds as its co-founder Bill Gates is famous for giving a huge sum of money to charity. It looks like the fans of Microsoft’s gadgets are following the same pursuit. This is a story of 9-year-old who donated his Christmas gift, a brand new Xbox One X to get blankets for homeless people in Ashland.
Do good have good! A 9-year old child named Mikah Frye from Ohio, a state of the US, sold his Christmas present, a Microsoft Xbox One X, the latest gaming console of the company worth around $500 to purchase more than 30 blankets for the local homeless population. The kid seems to be inspired by his grandmother who told him that $300 will be enough to buy enough blankets. Although Frye was happy with this kind donation, yet Microsoft didn’t let that slide. The company gave him Xbox One X and some extra gifts in reward of this kind deed.
Microsoft Xbox One X is one of the best gaming consoles to date and is quite expensive too. Microsoft invited Frye to visit a local outlet store in Ohio. When Frye visited the Microsoft store, two gift packs were waiting for him. He was awarded a brand new Minecraft-themed Xbox One X console including some extra games and accessories.
The blankets that Frye bought were given as a charity to the Ashland Church Community Emergency Shelter Services. This was the same organization which became helpful for Frye’s family when they ran into financial difficulties a few years ago. The notes written by Frye were also wrapped in the packing of the blankets, which states,
“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.”
Frye’s grandmother, Terry Brant believes that Frye’s own experience of homelessness has inspired him for this selfless deed of helping others. This is a fact that a person can understand the feelings of a person in pain more precisely if he/she have experienced the same.