When 7-year-old Alex Fischer heard that a local organization in her city of Charlotte, North Carolina, needed help feeding the homeless on Thanksgiving, she didn’t think twice about raising her hand.
“I just thought it would be nice to give Thanksgiving boxes for people in need,” she told WCNC.
The second grader than went to her mom and dad for their help.
“I said, ‘Why don’t we pack a box together as a family? And she said, ‘No, one is not enough,’ ” her mom told the news outlet.
Fischer ended up going to door-to-door, started a lemonade stand and even made a presentation at school to enlist the help of her peers. She quickly surpassing her $150 goal to help the Charlotte Rescue Mission, which provides families in need with a Thanksgiving Box.
With the hopes of making 10 boxes, Fischer was able to put together 100 after a GoFundMe page her mom created pulled in over $1,500.
“It was very successful,” says Alex, whose mother is blown away by the hope she sees in this new generation. “I am thankful that other people can have Thanksgiving now.”