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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.
Zack's Shack
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.
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.
Zack's Shack
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