7-Year-Old Boy Raises Money To Treat Homeless To Meal
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A seven-year-old boy treated close 50 homeless men and women to an early Thanksgiving meal.
Elijah Stockton learned in his home-school group that if you make something, you can sell it and then use that money to help someone.
"God gave me this gift and I wanted to feed all the homeless," Elijah said.
So Elijah made duct tape wallets and necklaces and sold them. His friends even helped and made baked goods to raise money.
"Elijah is not your typical seven-year-old. He keeps me on my toes. He's very busy," said his mom Toni Stockton. "He's always thinking and the night he learned about the wallets he kept me and my husband up until about midnight saying he had to meet a deadline, he had to do this."
When Elijah reached his goal of $500, he decided he wanted to treat some of Nashville's homeless to a tasty meal at Demos' in downtown Nashville on Thursday night.
"I think he's a little angel. Because to think of putting something like this together, you'd think of an adult doing it. But he's a little angel and he's so cute," said recipient Renita Marchbanks.
Elijah and his mom wanted to their church Long Hollow Baptist in Hendersonville for their help, as well as Anchor Trailways bus line for graciously transporting the men and women from the Rescue Mission to the restaurant for free.