Thumbs Up Thursday to This Third Grader

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Thumbs Up Thursday to This Third Grader

 

Some people may be playing the whoa- is- me game but not this Friendswood, TX third grader. She took it upon herself to start a small food pantry in her donate groceriesneighborhood. 

 

It started when her mother mentioned that it was hard to find some foods at the store. 

 

At 8 years old, I probably would have shrugged my shoulders and kept my fingers crossed that she was able to find Cheetos. 

 

Much like the Little Free Libraries that can be seen in so many places these days, the pantry’s sign on the outside says…

Take what you need. Give what you can. 

 

Alexandra funds some of the goods that go into the pantry with funds she’s received from making masks. People who would like a mask can make a donation to the pantry of monetary donations. 

 

The Pollyanna in me loves this idea. But the realist in me recognizes that there are some cynical people (I scrolled down to read some of the comments in the article) who will mention that it is not allowed by the HOA, and I’m sure that some jerk may come along and take everything out of the pantry. 

 

But this young girl gives me hope for our country and the good citizens of the world that are already out there thinking of others. 

 

What feel-good stories do you have to share?

 

It takes a lot of thought to be thoughtful.

 

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Myrl Jeffcoat
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I am loving the creativity of ideas that these current days seem to be seeding and blossoming in some folks.  To have it occur in the young is especially amazing!

Apr 23, 2020 08:16 AM #13
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Brian England
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Kids are naturally very caring and kind and I love seeing the wonderful spirit that they exude.

Apr 23, 2020 08:18 AM #14
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Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
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I love this story, and it provides hope that maong the darkness there is light, shining strong and bright. 

Apr 23, 2020 08:27 AM #15
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Hello Kathy,  Great story and kids have a good way of doing kind things for others.  

Apr 23, 2020 10:06 AM #16
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Love her innovative and creative thinking. And, there are always a few bad apples. We've got to learn to ignore them better, they tend to feed on attention. Argh. 

Apr 23, 2020 10:27 AM #17
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Kathy it is encouraging to see that goodness and kindness like this in our younger generations.

Apr 23, 2020 10:27 AM #18
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Kathy Streib *- that is such an uplifting story.  I can't imagine a jerk messing that up.

Apr 23, 2020 12:03 PM #19
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What a delightful story and a caring young girl.  Many adults could learn a lesson.  

Apr 23, 2020 01:56 PM #20
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I agree Barbara Todaro I would love to know what she's doing in 20 years. 

Donald Urschalitz it brings a smile to my face and makes my heart swell. 

Thank you Sham Reddy CRS We need more feel good stories. 

Apr 23, 2020 05:13 PM #21
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Wayne Martin and yet when i read stories like this, I feel at least there's some hope for the future. 

Kat Palmiotti so many are on their devices and not thinking of feeding others. 

Michael Jacobs I agree and I try not to go down that rabbit hole too often. 

Apr 23, 2020 05:16 PM #22
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Beth Atalay I love that she's also making masks for people.

Raymond Henson, SRES, GRI it certainly would!!!  I have a feeling a story like this may inspire others.

Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS I'll bet we can credit her parents for her giving spirit. 

Apr 23, 2020 05:20 PM #23
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Roy Kelley they closed the one out at our Nature Preserve but hopefully they will reopen it after things open up again. 

Nina Hollander I love that!!!!! 

So true Ron and Alexandra Seigel  They aren't corrupted yet!!!

Apr 23, 2020 05:22 PM #24
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Myrl Jeffcoat I know. I know that I wouldn't have thought of that at 8. 

Brian England my mini-me and great nephews dropped something off today and I hated not being able to give them a big hug. 

 

Apr 23, 2020 05:24 PM #25
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So true Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 when you see this you can't help but have a big smile on your face. 

Will Hamm oh yes. Their hearts are more pure. 

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD if you scroll down when you read a story, there will always be a handful of people who are like the rotten apple in the barrel!  I agree...cheers to her for her creative thinking. 

Apr 23, 2020 05:31 PM #26
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George Souto you know, I see more and more schools requiring students to perform some kind of community service projects. 

Grant Schneider always the case...right?

Sharon Lee I love that she cares for others.

Apr 23, 2020 05:34 PM #27
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Kathy loved the story and it is sad at times when people make comments, I stopped reading the Threads on Next Door and Facebook for the very reason you mentioned, Endre

Apr 23, 2020 09:50 PM #28
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Morning Kathy.

I clicked on her FB page, she will go far.  Thanks

Apr 24, 2020 12:23 AM #29
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At 8 years of age I most likely would have asked my mom "if they are short of food why don't they go to to Red Owl and get some". Showing my age with the Red Owl comment aren't I Kathy Streib .

Apr 24, 2020 08:49 AM #30
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Hi Kathy Streib - I am rooting with you that the HOA and neighborhood allow this pantry to thrive. Great story thank you!

Apr 24, 2020 07:46 PM #31
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So many wonderful stories of kindness like this out there. We need to focus on more positive these days!

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