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11-Year-Old Boy Mows Lawns To Raise Money For #BLM Movement: "I Decided To Make A Change"

11-Year-Old Boy Mows Lawns To Raise Money For #BLM Movement: "I Decided To Make A Change"

“I saw what happened to George Floyd and saw how people were being treated, and I decided to make a change,” said Jack Powers.

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An 11-year-old boy is doing a commendable job of supporting social justice. According to PEOPLE, Jack Powers has started mowing lawns around his neighborhood to raise money. You'd think that he's doing it to make some extra pocket money, but the sixth-grader from Missouri isn't using the extra cash for himself. He is donating it to the Black Lives Matter Movement instead. He contributes to the ongoing nationwide protests that have been rampant since the death of George Floyd on May 25th. “I just wanted to make a change and I didn't like how people were being treated,” Jack told KMOV.



 

He advertised his business by placing flyers around his neighborhood. He came up with the idea in June after seeing what happened to Floyd on the news. “I saw what happened to George Floyd and saw how people were being treated, and I decided to make a change,” he told the news station. It's been helping people donate to the cause as well. For example,  Jack's neighbor, April Strelinger, said she still felt compelled to donate to Jack's cause even though she didn't need her lawn cut. “There's been a lot of change, flux, and hardship so to see Jack's poster and find a helper, it actually opened up a great conversation with my son about how he can be a helper," she told the station.



 

If you'd like to make a donation, you can reach out to Jack through his email id [email protected] for more information. According to the official website: #BlackLivesMatter was founded in 2013 in response to the acquittal of Trayvon Martin’s murderer. Black Lives Matter Foundation, Inc is a global organization in the US, UK, and Canada, whose mission is to eradicate white supremacy and build local power to intervene in violence inflicted on Black communities by the state and vigilantes. By combating and countering acts of violence, creating space for Black imagination and innovation, and centering Black joy, we are winning immediate improvements in our lives.



 



 

Tom Hopper shared on Facebook: I think it is wonderful that this kid is donating money. I am quite positive there are people in his own community that need to help. This organization well. One day we will find out they are no different than the clan. Laurie Graham shared: Keep your money kid. They have received millions and millions of dollars and can’t account for most of it. Someone is lining their pockets. You have a good heart. Maybe feed the hungry or help a Veteran. Shawna Clark White added: Everyone needs to just shut up and let this kid work and earn money to send wherever he wants! It’s his money, his choice. You don’t get to have an opinion just like he doesn’t get to have an opinion of where you send your money! I’m amazed at how many people are upset with this kid who is just trying to do something to help others.



 

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