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article imageBoy sells lemonade to donate 330 wheelchairs to people in need

By Valerie Benguiat     Jul 6, 2014 in World
Utah - Some boys would set up a lemonade stand with the dream of getting a new bike or buying video games, but not Zack. For the 5th year in a row, this boy has the dream to give to those in need.
It all started when he was 6 years old. As he explains in the following video, Zack Francom, now 11, got the idea of his charity from school. His class was presented with the challenge to raise $86 to give a wheelchair to someone "in another country, who needed a wheelchair but their family couldn't afford one".
"I could make a lemonade stand, with homemade cookies. Oh yeah!", Zack exclaims as the idea comes to his enthusiastic mind.
One weekend a year, Zack stands outside his home in Utah armed with lemonade, cookies and a big heart. The earnings are donated to LDS Philanthropies, the department in charge of managing donations to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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So far, with contagious positive energy, Zack has raised enough money in 4 years to buy 332 wheelchairs for people in need in far away countries.
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Zack's Shack
Zack and his family know that not everyone can drive all the way to Provo, Utah, to purchase his lemonade and cookies, so they have opened a GoFundMe account to invite everyone to chip in.
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