She then found logistical support through friends and a service class she takes as part of her International Baccalaureate studies. Two pals pitched in to help custom embroider designs buyers requested that included a hamster, flowers and mountains. Together they packaged and delivered the final goods. Another friend helped figure out overall costs. Shirts sold for $16, and so far with donations, the program has raised almost $3,000 for meals Wang and her friends personally took to hospital workers.
This is Wang’s second foray into philanthropy. In her freshman year, she organized Boxes of Hope, a program that packed up groceries and necessities for families in Puerto Rico who were impacted by hurricanes there. A GoFundMe page raised money to assemble 24 big boxes and ship them to people in need.
Wang wrote about her giving spirit in an essay for the Sandy Springs DAR chapter’s Good Citizen Award and Scholarship Contest. After winning top honors regionally, she was also honored by the state organization. She’s currently competing for national recognition.
Meanwhile, Wang continues to raise money by selling T-shirts in order to deliver more meals. They’re available on her website, food4thefrontlines.com.
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