A Thanksgiving tradition in Atlanta has been going on for nearly 50 years.

N.C. girl raises money to buy more than 100 Thanksgiving dinners

What began as a project to buy 10 meals for Charlotte Rescue Mission has grown

Alex Fischer has a full heart that is truly too busy to hate. 

This 9-year-old Charlotte, N.C., girl has raised enough money to buy 108 Thanksgiving meals and turkeys for families in need over Thanksgiving. 

Two years ago, Alex, according to WCNC, raised enough money to buy 10 meal boxes. This year, she’s raised enough money to grow her original project tenfold.

Alex was 7 when her mom, Lisa Fischer, said the family should take on a service project. They chose the Charlotte Rescue Mission, which provides a free 120-day Christian residential program for men and women who are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol and are predominantly homeless. 

This year, Alex and younger sister Caroline are hosting lemonade stands and bake sales to buy the meals, according to WSOC.

The Charlotte Rescue Mission holds a community-wide Thanksgiving Turkey and Food Box Drive annually. 

With the help of the community, what began as a modest project two years ago has grown into a major Thanksgiving effort.

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