Black Positive People : Detroit boy sells snacks to save Motor City

Clyde C Coger Jr

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In the Spirit of Sankofa,




...The efforts of a little Warrior, WoW!:



The family helped put up flyers across the neighborhood, and Rhonda promoted her boy's efforts on Facebook.
"May you please help the City of Detroit. ... The money will help clean up trash on the ground and cut the grass in the parks," the flyers read.




Detroit Boy, 9, Saving Motor City with Snack Stand (ABC News)


Detroit boy sells snacks to save Motor City

An industrious 9-year-old Detroit boy's bid to help the city rid itself of the crippling debt crisis by selling snacks in front of his family's home has begun to snowball, with efforts to save the Motor City now coming in from across the world.
While on his way to attend a piano lesson, Joshua Smith overheard on the radio that the city of Detroit now has a budget deficit exceeding $200 million. Joshua decided to figure out what he could do to help the city, and wound up deciding on what Americans have done for years: Start a small business.
http://news.yahoo.com/detroit-boy-9-saving-motor-city-snack-stand-173457279--abc-news-money.html




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This has become a big deal here. I just got texts and emails from all the organizations I belong to to go and buy something from him. lol





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Clyde C Coger Jr

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This has become a big deal here. I just got texts and emails from all the organizations I belong to to go and buy something from him. lol..


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... Can you imagine what we could do from here at Destee.com, if we stopped playing games (setting up camp and shooting arrows) and came together?



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Clyde C Coger Jr

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... Power of the Internet... and we have a black presence in cyberspace because of Destee :bye:



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Detroit's Lemonade Kid, 9, presents check to city


Joshua Smith, the 9-year-old Detroit boy who earned national attention for setting up a lemonade stand to help raise money for his cash-strapped city, presented a check to the city today for $2,832.64 with his family.
His father, Flynn Smith said his son’s effort raised $3,600 in profit -- more than triple the $1,000 Joshua initially hoped to raise when he first set up the stand on July 30. Flynn Smith said remainder will be presented to the city by electronic bank transfer later.
Joshua was given a Spirit of Detroit award last week for his youthful entrepreneurship by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, who this morning called Joshua a superstar and “wonderful young man.”
But the modest youngster had few words, saying “Thank you!” for his award and leaving it to his parents to explain the larger significance of why Joshua’s lemonade stand brought out people from all over metro Detroit, from Navy sailors and University of Michigan athletes to suburban grandmothers, to pitch in to his cause.
“It’s not really been about the money,” said his mother, Rhonda Smith. “It’s been about his spirit being contagious and allowing people to know that we all can do something to change where we are ... It’s bigger than just making money for the city. It’s about changing hearts and minds.”
 

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Detroit's Lemonade Kid, 9, presents check to city



Joshua Smith, the 9-year-old Detroit boy who earned national attention for setting up a lemonade stand to help raise money for his cash-strapped city, presented a check to the city today for $2,832.64 with his family.

His father, Flynn Smith said his son’s effort raised $3,600 in profit -- more than triple the $1,000 Joshua initially hoped to raise when he first set up the stand on July 30. Flynn Smith said remainder will be presented to the city by electronic bank transfer later.

Joshua was given a Spirit of Detroit award last week for his youthful entrepreneurship by Councilwoman JoAnn Watson, who this morning called Joshua a superstar and “wonderful young man.”





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... Thanks sister cherryblossom, good follow-up, much appreciated...



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Shikamaru

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He'd do better to use his entrepreneurial spirit for himself rather than a municipal, political corporation .....

.... my opinion of course .....
 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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He'd do better to use his entrepreneurial spirit for himself rather than a municipal, political corporation .....

.... my opinion of course .....


In the Spirit of Sankofa,




... It seems he did to a degree:


Joshua Smith, the 9-year-old Detroit boy who earned national attention for setting up a lemonade stand to help raise money for his cash-strapped city, presented a check to the city today for $2,832.64 with his family.

His father, Flynn Smith said his son’s effort raised $3,600 in profit -- more than triple the $1,000 Joshua initially hoped to raise when he first set up the stand on July 30. Flynn Smith said remainder will be presented to the city by electronic bank transfer later.

But in his mother's own words:


“It’s not really been about the money,” said his mother, Rhonda Smith. “It’s been about his spirit being contagious and allowing people to know that we all can do something to change where we are ... It’s bigger than just making money for the city. It’s about changing hearts and minds.”

And his father speaking with Joshua:

Flynn Smith, said the money will be earmarked for parks and recreation through a city partnership with community groups. Joshua hopes the money will help with upkeep at the Zussman playground and Russell Woods parks, which are near his home in the Russell Woods neighborhood on the city’s west side.


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Shikamaru

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I'm sure the municipal, political corporation has stolen enough money in taxes many times over ....

No need to expenditure one's precious labor to turn over the fruits to a corporation that one is not a member of.

... my opinion of course.
 

Clyde C Coger Jr

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I'm sure the municipal, political corporation has stolen enough money in taxes many times over ....

No need to expenditure one's precious labor to turn over the fruits to a corporation that one is not a member of.


In the Spirit of Sankofa,




... Question: did you read the quotes of the kid and his parents?




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