The eight-year-old Alex Fischer loves to have his mashed potato sauce on Thanksgiving Day. So Charlotte, North Carolina, the girl sat down to do everything she could to make sure that families in the city could also enjoy a festive meal.
At the beginning of October, third-grade lemons placed a lemonade – even selling cakes and brownies – to raise money so she could fill individual food boxes and donate them to the Charlotte Rescue Mission, an ideal organization that would then distribute Thanksgiving goods to families in need.
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“I think everyone should have a Thanksgiving meal with their families,” says Fischer people. “A lot of people in Charlotte do not have Thanksgiving meals.”  Alex Fischer with boxes for Thanksgiving meal drive “title =” Alex Fischer with Thanksgiving meal drive boxes “/>
Alex Fischer with Thanksgiving meal drive boxes  Courtesy Lisa Fischer
So she sat down to help to solve that problem and promised to raise enough money to fill 101 food boxes, complete with corn, filling, sauce, pie filling and other thanksgiving milk stalls. Soon after, family, friends and even strangers came to her who wanted to help, so Fischer and her family set up a GoFundMe page.
The collection took $ 1,705. Along with the $ 415 raised by Fischer from her lemonade position and other monetary donations, she grew a total of $ 2,276. With that she could create 130 drawers and buy 65 turkeys.
“It’s really amazing as a parent to see that the values you hope to be in your child will be” Fischer Mum Lisa Fischer, 35, tells people.
Alex Fischer with money taken from Thanksgiving fundraiser
Courtesy Lisa Fischer
“It was very sweet to see how many people want to help her and I think they have been encouraged by her and then want to help other people too. “
She and her family started taking the deliveries to the Charlotte Rescue Mission Headquarters last week. The nonprofit organization provides services for people who are struggling with addiction. And Tony Marciano, president and CEO of the organization, praised Fischer for her good deed.
Alex Fischer on lemonade stand
Courtesy Lisa Fischer
“I think it was incredibly generous of her to do it,” he says to people . “It talks about her compassion for other people and she did not have to do it. Often kids would rather buy toys or electronic appliances and instead, she chose to think of others. And that was huge.”
Lisa says this is it The second year her daughter has done this good deed around Thanksgiving, and it does not look like she will soon stop.
“Now people can have a Thanksgiving meal with their families,” says Fischer people. “It made me very happy and excited.”