10-year-old NC boy's plea for lawns to mow for school supplies turns into community drive
10 year old Tyran Bell school supply drive (Photo: WECT video capture)

A 10-year-old North Carolina boy, posted on his mother's facebook page that he needed some lawns to mow because his mom couldn't afford to buy his school supplies for the upcoming school year. The response he got was overwhelming, with more than enough donations and offers.


According to WECT News, Tyran Bell was so awestruck by the huge response from friends, neighbors and community members that a local business has had to handle donations.

“He’s 10 years old and for a 10-year-old to take that initiative and want to help his mom because she was struggling, I just thought that was amazing,” A1 Security Services LLC President Theresa Babb told WECT.

Since he's reached his goal, Bell wants to do something special with the overflow. “I’m gonna put them in bags and go around the community and pass them out to whoever needs school supplies,” the young man said.

A1 Security Services was previously the only drop off location, but the Wilmington Journal on South Seventh Street and Beach Maintenance on South Kerr Avenue are now offering places where people can drop off school supplies for the community drive.

“You’ve got these kids going to school and they are going with other kids who have all their nice new supplies to school and they show up with nothing,” Babb said of their goal. “They are starting the year badly there, plus you don’t want them to feel bad. Plus it’s like sending a carpenter out to work without a hammer.”

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