Community responds after boy offers to mow lawns to pay for school supplies
Tyran Bell reached out on his mother’s Facebook page to look for mowing jobs to pay for school supplies.
WILMINGTON, N.C. — A 10-year-old turned to Facebook friends to help raise money, not for a charity, new toys or to go on a trip, but to pay for the most basic supplies to head back to school.
His community has responded overwhelmingly.
Tyran Bell used his mother’s Facebook account to ask her friends if he could mow lawns to earn money to buy his school supplies, WECT reported.
Tyran got what he needed and then some.
He has enough supplies for himself and is giving the surplus to the community.
“I’m going to put them in bags and go around the community and pass them out to whoever needs school supplies,” Tyran told WECT.
The drive for Tyran has turned into a project to help other schools in the area.
A1 Security Services, the business that started the supply drive for Tyran, is looking at donating the surplus of supplies that came in, contacting social workers to see what area schools need them.
“You’ve got these kids going to school and they are going with other kids who have all their nice new school supplies to school and they show up with nothing,” A1 President Theresa Babb said. “They are starting the year badly there, plus you don’t want them to feel bad. Plus it’s like sending a carpenter out to work without a hammer.”