Malli, the daughter of Griff and Missy Morgan, told her grandparents, Guy and Gina Morgan, that she wanted to sell lemonade and cookies while visiting them on her summer vacation.
Her grandfather then built her a lemonade stand and they discussed how much to charge to her customers. Malli then stunned her grandparents by asking them to help her decide whom to donate the money to. That’s right. She wanted to sell lemonade and cookies and donate all of the money.
When Malli’s cousin, Alexis Cape, daughter of Tamara Griffis from Athens, heard about the lemonade stand, she was ready to join the caus. On her visit to Douglas last week, she and Malli got together and agreed that they wanted all of their proceeds to go to the Boys and Girls Club of Coffee County.
The kids baked cookies, made lemonade, and set up their stand from 7:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Douglas Farmers Market on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The girls were very successful and raised $122.00.
The girls then visited the Boys and Girls Club and received an impromptu tour of the facility before donating their money. The girls were excited to know their money would be used to help other children,” Malli’s grandmother Gina Morgan states.
When asked why she wanted the money to go to someone else, Malli replied, “Because, I don’t want to be a selfish person. I just want to help others.”
Malli and Alexis, both, have genuine compassion for others. Alexis and her family often reach out to the homeless population in Athens. And, Malli’s father, Griff admits that Malli often collects change to give to the needy.
Many times, as adults, we tend to focus on the negative in the world. This example of young people with a desire to serve and help others has been inspiring and truly uplifting to many who have heard about it,” Gina Morgan says.
The Boys and Girls Club of Douglas is proud of Malli and Alexis and thanks them for their generous donation.
Acts 20:35 says,” In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”