When 9-year-old Jonas Corona was only 4 years old, his mother and his aunt took him on frequent missions to Skid Row in Los Angeles to feed the homeless population there. Skid Row houses between 5,000 and 6,000 homeless people a year within a six-block radius, what some describe as the third world in America.Hard drugs flow and are taken openly. Children, most without shoes or jackets, lie among adults in doorways, under tarps and right in the middle of the sidewalk, starving.
Two years later, when he was only 6, Jonas decided to take things up a notch by creating his very own charity organization.
Jonas's motto is, "Every child should look in the mirror and love what they see." So he gave himself the title of Chief Changer and founded Love In The Mirror, a charitable organization that strives to inspire young people to MAKE A DIFFERENCE through their volunteer commitment of providing disadvantaged youth and their families with basic necessities such as food, clothing, and learning materials.
And Jonas has done exactly this for over 7,000 people in 81 countries.
On one of his trips to Skid Row, he saw a boy his age with no shoes. He says, "I untied my shoes, took them off and gave them to him. I didn't know there were homeless kids. He was just 10. He was really happy, his reaction was like he wanted to hug someone or anyone."