Zack’s Shack

More than 300 people in developing countries who were in need of wheelchairs have all received them thanks to the efforts of one 11-year-old boy from Utah.  Zack Francom, owner of Zack’s Shack lemonade stand, got the idea to raise money for wheelchairs in 2010 when his school had a fundraiser for people with special needs.

Zack Francom, owner of Zack’s Shack lemonade stand

“I thought, ‘What if I couldn’t walk or run or ride my bike? What would that be like?’” he told Good World News. “I wanted to help make life easier for somebody who couldn’t walk or run and didn’t have money for a wheelchair to help them get around.”

Recently, Zack sold 80 quarts of lemonade and 350 dozen cookies baked by his mom, which earned him $5,300. That bought him 37 wheelchairs, which were then shipped to Guatemala, Guam and several other countries.

“Imagine if there were hundreds of Zack’s Shacks,” he said. “Nobody who needs a wheelchair should have to go without one just because they can’t afford it.”

Source: Daily Saint


 

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