PROVO, Utah – After eight years of fundraising, a Utah teen has raised enough money to buy more than 300 wheelchairs for those in need. Now, he’s passing the tradition on to his 6-year-old sister.
Zack Francom started selling cookies on his front lawn during spring break when he was just 6 years old according to KSL. He called his cookie stand “Zack’s Shack.”
He’s now 14 and has continued the tradition every year, opening the stand for 2 days during his spring break. His fundraising efforts have drawn huge donations from Steve Harvey and even a $25,000 grant from State Farm.
Since opening the stand eight years ago, he has raised more than $85,000 which has bought nearly 400 wheelchairs for people in need around the world.
For the first time this year, Zack’s little sister, Helen, joined him with “Helen’s Hut.”
Helen, who is 6 years old, guessed they sold about “90 cookies.”
“I think we sold more than than,” Zack replied in the video.
Zack said he will be leaving the fundraising effort next year.
“I know that I’m leaving it in good hands, in your hands,” said Zack. “I think it was a good last year.”