Donor Profile: Hannah

Hannah, a valued donor of Feeding America West Michigan, is a budding entrepreneur and philanthropist. She recently opened a small business out of her home with the sole intention of helping local kids in need, and we are humbled by her tenacity and generosity of spirit. In Hannah’s spare time, she enjoys swinging on her jungle gym. Her favorite Disney princess is Cinderella. Did we forget to mention that Hannah is 3 years old?

Here at Feeding America West Michigan, we believe in caring for your community and doing what you can, where you are, with what you have. Hannah, our newest, youngest, and cutest supporter, is a shining example of that principle. When Hannah, 3, asked her mom if she could open a lemonade stand, she didn’t think much of it. But when she questioned Hannah as to why, the young girl responded with a simple premise: “I want to sell lemonade and give money to help kids.” So, with that simple goal in mind, Hannah set out. She sold lemonade (as well as peppers and tomatoes from the family garden) outside her home and raised $80 over the course of a day, all of which will go toward funding Feeding America West Michigan’s Backpack Program, which supports hungry kids in our 40-county service area.

We are proud to call Hannah a partner, and we hope she will inspire others to follow her lead: there are no limitations when it comes to serving your community.

Written by Lauren Spangler