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White House girl raises money for Springfield pregnancy center

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Posted at 9:42 PM, Jul 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-15 23:51:44-04

WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Have your kids been spending a lot more time on their phones and on social media during the pandemic? That’s the case for a White House teen, but she’s using her skills to help others during this pandemic.

Without much to do this summer, thanks to the coronavirus, 12-year-old Alexis Proctor, like millions of other kids, has spent a lot of time on social media.

But while Alexis was at Christian Community School's Colt’s Camp this summer, she thought of a way to use social media and her phone in a way most of her peers haven’t yet.

"I knew there was something I could do, just something little I could do to help somebody," Alexis said.

She began asking her classmates and her community to donate gift cards to the Open Door Pregnancy Center in Springfield.

"All the money we get, we’re gonna buy one big gift card and give it to the donation center so they can buy the baby supplies they need," Alexis said.

Those baby supplies are in especially short supply during the pandemic.

Through her efforts, she's raised $500 in gift cards so far.

"It's crazy how much we can put together," Alexis said. "I’m in shock really, of how much we actually got from it."