Not long before the novel coronavirus pandemic sent the world into lockdown, a 9-year-old named Sophie Moan moved into a new area of Blyth, England.
Once quarantine began, she decided she wanted to use her extra time to do something good for her new community, so she started picking up litter during her morning walks.
Eventually, her neighbors started noticing her hard work, so she came up with a brilliant idea to do sponsored pickups. Not only would they clean up their community together, but they would also raise money for a local wildlife rescue!
Originally, Sophie’s goal was to raise a little over $100 for the animal rescue, but in no time, she had surpassed that number, raking in over $1,600! All of the money was donated to her through Facebook, sponsorships, and her GoFundMe (which is no longer accepting donations).
As if that wasn’t enough, Sophie also began keeping track of how much trash she was collecting. With the help of her family, she has removed more than 400 bags of garbage from the streets!
Between all the trash she’s picked up and the huge donation she made, no one would blame her if she took a break from community service. But she’s not stopping anytime soon!
These days, she’s on a mission to raise money and create activity gift boxes for seniors living in care homes.
Not to mention, she rode her family’s stationary exercise bike the same 296 miles it would take her to bike to London over the course of 12 days. For every mile she rode, she donated one can of food to her local food bank. She also set up a new GoFundMe for the challenge and has brought in over $500 so far.
What an incredible kid! Sophie has found the most selfless ways to occupy her time, and it’s beautiful to see!
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