The Charlotte community just blew away the expectations of a young second-grader who had a small idea to raise some money for people in need.
Alex Fischer, with the help of her mom, decided to launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise $150 to buy the supplies for ‘Thanksgiving boxes’ for the needy.
According to the campaign, “Alexandra is 7 years old and on a mission to help others in need in the Charlotte area this holiday season. After reading a story about the Charlotte Rescue Mission needing help providing food for families at Thanksgiving we knew this would be the perfect way for her to help. The Charlotte Rescue Mission provides families in need with a Thanksgiving Box. They are looking for donors to provide these. Mom suggested packing one as a family but Alex thinks she can do 10! We’ve priced everything out and each box will total $15 + tax. She’s hoping to raise money or have items donated to complete each box.”
The campaign started to take off over the past week – it’s now been shared over 230 times and Alex has already raised over $1,500 – 10 times her original goal.
Thanks Alex for your big heart, and thank you Charlotte for your incredible generosity!