Let me tell y’all something, if God ever blesses me with a kid I want them to have the looks of Beyonce or Michael B. Jordan; the smarts of Barack Obama and Michelle Obama and—yes, my unborn child will be highly favored!—have the heart of Cartier Carey.
Cartier Carey is an 11-year-old DMV native, who launched a lemonade stand over the summer to buy supplies for single moms on hard times due to COVID-19 pandemic.
Cartier’s light bulb moment came when he was chopping it up with friends that come from single parent homes and learned of the difficulties they face.
“I really wanted to raise awareness,” said Cartier in an interview with The Washington Post. “I want to spend all my free time doing this.”
The pre-teen got support from his parents to use the front lawn as lemonade stand and candy store with funds going to good cause through newly created Kids 4 Change org.
AfroTech reports he sold candy for $.25, chips for $.50 and lemonade for $1. He raised $3,000 in his first three days of setting up shop.
Cartier used every cent to buy diapers, wipes and other needed supplies. The African American Business Guide reports Cartier’s lemonade stand has raised $7,500 to date.
Cartier has used the donated stack to buy 27,500 diapers that he donated to local churches, shelters and into hands of local single mamas.