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When nine-year-old Khloe Thompson first asked her mom why people were homeless, the answer inspired her to brighten their lives.

She started her own charity, Khloe Kares, to provide homeless women with brilliantly colorful shoulder bags that she sews with her grandmother— and packs with personal items.

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Her great-grandmother taught her how to sew the handsome totes, which she then fills with soap, shampoo, toothbrushes and other personal care items. Khloe personally takes them to homeless women in the streets around her California neighborhood, handing them out.

Homeless Handbags released Khloe Kares

Her family says Khloe’s work in Irvine has “opened our eyes” to be more respectful and helpful to the homeless in their community.

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“Sometimes they give me hugs, sometimes they say ‘God bless you,’ and then they say ‘Thank you,” Khloe told PopSugar. “Don’t be so afraid of them — they’re just a normal person like you.”

(WATCH the video below from PopSugar Celebrity) — Photos: Khloe Kares