The Pay It Forward Challenge
"When we got home [from the school], my 9-year-old daughter, Britney, said to me, 'You know, Mommy, that made me feel really good,'" she says. "And ultimately, that's what I was going for. I want my children to learn and to know that giving is a part of life."
On the second leg of her three-part campaign, Kelly visits a single mother and her children in need. She gives the family coats, scarves, hats and other warm clothes. She also gets them gift cards to Wal-Mart and Papa John's Pizza.
For part three, Kelly takes canned goods, turkeys, chickens and other food items to the Community Assistance Network, which provides food to people in need. Kelly says this cause is particularly important to her because she has a brother living on the streets. "I know that he comes [to the Community Assistance Network] for help, so this really does mean a lot to me that I can give a little back and help the people in the area that really need it most," she says.
After her campaign is over, Kelly says she is "walking on clouds." "It's just an unbelievable feeling to be able to give to people and just to see the smiles on their faces," she says.