In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, one 11-year-old girl from Hoboken, New Jersey, came up with an enterprising idea. Since she lives on one of the only blocks in the city left with power, she’s engineered a pop-up Internet cafe of sorts … if you want to plug in and get charged up, all you need to do is make a small donation to the Red Cross.
Now, I’d like to think I know a lot of 11-year-olds, but the truth is, I know a lot of teenagers and a lot of toddlers. And I’ll be honest when I say I don’t know many teenagers that would come up with this.
The Philly Post originally reported on this story and it’s genuinely heartwarming.
So far, Lucy Walkowiak’s ingenious idea has received a wonderful reception in her neighborhood, and folks are more than happy to make a donation in order to get their electronics restored.
As of the initial report, it appears Lucy has raised a little more than $100 for the Red Cross organization. Her parents should be proud of her; this is definitely a feel-good story amongst a week of bad news.
Have you seen any inventive fundraising initiatives by kids? Maybe not necessarily specific to this event, but just anything at all? I’d love to hear more stories like this one!