For kids, summer break usually means playing outside and catching up with friends. Eight year old Nyla Harris is doing more, using her summer break to give back to the community.

Realizing the impact of the pandemic on local families and organizations, the rising 3rd grader at Muhlenberg Elementary created an organization she says is all about giving back to those in need.

Nyla dreams of becoming a clothing designer. “When I was really little, I used to watch fashion shows and tutorials on how to make clothes” she said.

Inspiration for giving back to the community came after seeing her aunt give food to the homeless. Bridging her love of clothing with wanting to make a difference, Nyla’s World of Giving was born.

Nyla posing for cameras in front of the donated clothes from Vanity Fair.

In search of clothing and home goods from local companies, the VF Corporation provided Nyla with a donation, which she accepted Wednesday afternoon in West Reading. Nyla, along with help from her mom, and a few volunteers, filled two cars with boxes.

Wednesday’s donation of clothing and various necessities was delivered to Mary’s Shelter. Nyla has also donated to the Opportunity House Shelter and the Opp Shop store in Muhlenberg Township.

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