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 neighborhood.
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.