10-year-old sews clothes for the homeless

A young boy is giving back to his community after knowing all-to-well what it feels like to go without.


Dresses, pants, t-shirts, whatever it is, 10-year-old Xavier Elliot wants to design it.


He spent 8 of his 10 years alive in and out of homeless shelters. His dad was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder after coming back from Iraq.


"We couldn't get the help we needed, so we ended up losing everything time and time again," said Xavier Elliot.


Stephanie, Xavier's mom, said after getting some help from the state, they want to give back. Now Xavier is sewing clothes for the homeless.


"He told me he wanted to start using his allowance to start buying fabric to make clothes to give to homeless kids," said Stephanie Elliot.


Stephanie says he knows all too well what it is like to go with very little.


"We did end up with no clothes," she said.


To add to their challenges, Xavier was born with a club foot, but it doesn't stop him from sewing. Right now he's learning more skills at a Design-U fashion camp where he's attempting to make baby clothes.


"Right now we have a woman who I think is 39 weeks pregnant, and she has nothing for her baby, so I found a company to donate patterns for baby clothes, so that is what we're going to be working on this week," said Xavier.


Xavier said he likes giving back, and he hopes to maybe one day be pretty-well known.


So is he going to be a famous designer one day? "Maybe," he said.


If you would like to donate fabric to Xavier you may drop any off at 2808 W. Lawrence Lane, Phoenix.

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