A pair of sisters in Atlanta made it their mission to help local refugee families get backpacks and school supplies and they used their passion for cooking to make it happen. High school senior Lily Babcock was inspired to do it after working at a summer camp for refugee children and seeing that some families can’t afford basics.
The 17-year-old says she always loved going back to school with fancy pencils and supplies and that it helped her love learning. “I realized if we could help get school supplies for all of these children,” Lily says, “that it could help them have that same love for learning and happiness that I’ve experienced.”
She once showed off her culinary skills on the cooking show “Chopped Junior” and her 14-year-old sister, Evie, showed hers off on the show “MasterChef Junior.” The teens used those skills to bake and fundraise, bringing in more than $4-thousand for their cause. That was enough for 240 backpacks stuffed with school supplies, which will be distributed to refugee kids in the Atlanta area. Lily says, “It’s amazing to see all the hard work we put in finally pay off.”
Source: 11 Alive