Teen asks for doughnuts, gets over $180K in online donations
MEMPHIS - A teen's offer to take groceries to a man's car in exchange for some doughnuts has led to a flood of donations now nearing $200,000.
WMC-TV reports that when 16-year-old Chauncy Black of Memphis, Tennessee, approached shopper Matt White last week, the man responded by buying him a whole cart of groceries.
White then established a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $250 to buy the teen a lawnmower so Chauncy could earn money mowing lawns. White said the page "caught fire," and donations started pouring in. As of Saturday morning, donations had reached $180,000.
Now White wants to make sure the money is put to good use. A trust is being established to dedicate the money to Chauncy's education and helping his family move into a new house.
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