Seven-year-old Mackinley Gabbert stopped by CFCA headquarters in Kansas City, Kan., earlier this month, clutching a crumpled paper bag.
The bag contained $18.87 Mackinley had raised over the weekend from a lemonade stand. She wanted to donate the money to charity.
After Sponsor Services representative Ruth Hubenthal explained the various options, Mackinley chose to give her money to CFCAís Food Crisis Assistance Fund.
†ìI want people to eat and I want them to have a lot of food,î she said.
Mackinleyís contribution will help CFCA sponsored members and their families afford the high cost of food. World food prices have risen 83 percent since 2005. Mackinleyís donation could buy a weekís worth of rice for a family of seven in the Philippines.
ìThe idea was all Mackinleyís,î said her father, Brice Gabbert, who accompanied her. Brice works across the parking lot from CFCA at Picture and Frame Industries.†
Instead of keeping the money, Mackinley said that giving to people in need made her feel good. She hopes other children will follow her example.
Thank you, Mackinley, for setting such a great example!