(Via KARK) Four kids in Carlisle are making a difference in the lives of others.
Day after day in the hot sun, Parker and Nash White and Taylor and Lindley Linderman raced home from school to set up their lemonade stand. Each day earning a little more money. Each evening packing up until the next day.
After four days they raised a respectable amount of money. “I had asked Taylor Linderman what we were going to do with it, and she said we’d give it to a food pantry,” says Parker.
The children belong to First United Methodist Church in Carlisle. Tina Hillman helped start a senior food pantry there. She says Lonoke county has a high percentage of seniors who don’t have enough money to buy groceries.
The church gets donations and each month makes deliveries to elderly people who don’t have enough to eat. This latest gesture from some of the most pure of heart brought a tear to her eye.
“If a child can raise money, anybody can raise money,” says Hillman. “They stood outside and worked so people less fortunate than themselves could eat.”
The children raised more than one hundred dollars. For them that big dollar amount helped them do a lot of good.
“I just wanted to pitch in and help,” says Parker. “People would die if they did not have food.”