Watts News
 Published for the members of North Itasca Electric Cooperative
VOL. 21 NO. 1  -  January 2018

Change the world with Charity@13


The two decided to form an initiative, Charity@13, to support causes they felt were worthwhile. They started a website, charityat13.wordpress.com and adopted a motto: “Changing the world, one lemonade stand at a time.”

For November and December they decided to support Support Our Troops, an organization that sends care packages to overseas military, to help them through the holiday season away from home. They set a goal of $150 and made it. Now, for January and February they want to help toward the wildfires in California and have set a goal of $300.

What do they do to raise money? They talked about it and came up with an idea: a hot chocolate stand. For the December fundraiser they made toffee candy from Bekah’s mom’s family recipe, selling it to neighbors and then, on a bitterly cold day, in front of Kocian’s Family Market in Bigfork, offering hot cocoa and coffee as well as toffee.

Corinne and Bekah are committed to their beliefs. “Easy to say. Easy to plan,” writes Bekah in her online blog. “Hard to commit to. Hard to do. Being charitable is one of those easier said than done things.”

But they encourage other teens to start thinking in the same way. Charity@13 is something that they, as busy teens, find time to do. So “...get a table, a pitcher, some red solo cups and some lemonade,” writes Bekah. “...read our motto, and change the world.”

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