Good Deed: Young fundraiser has heart for cause

Good Deed: Young fundraiser has heart for cause

May 12th, 2013 in Opinion Letters

Shown with Dixie Booth, left, is Timothy Barrett, a St. Jude Hospital patient and volunteer representative who presented her with a commemorative plaque from St. Jude.

Photo by Contributed Photo/Times Free Press.

Dixie Booth, a third grader at Belvoir Christian Academy, was honored for her fundraising efforts for BCA's annual St. Jude Math-a-Thon.

To raise money, Dixie visited many businesses to request sponsorship and received more than $2,200 in donations. In 2012 and 2013, Dixie was the top contributor for this annual BCA event, bringing in more than $3,000 in total donations.

This little girl truly has a heart for this cause. Dixie also helped mail out letters to family, friends and other local businesses just so she could help the "children in the hospital," as Dixie refers to the children at St. Jude.

- Emily Patton

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