GRABILL, Ind. (WFFT) - Sarah Harhigh and Raegan Samuels began helping neighbors around their yards just a month ago.
Now the best friends from Leo Junior Senior High School have a list of neighbors calling them back to back for their services.
Sarah Harhigh says, “It’s a good time to do something even though we obviously have to take precautions.”
The duo began the yard jobs as part of the national 'All in Challenge' started by the sports retailer, Fanatics, to raise money for food banks during COVID-19.
The girls localized the initiative and decided to donate their proceeds to Grabill Food Bank.
So far, they've accumulated almost $1,500.
Raegan Samuels says, “It’s definitely showed us that we can do a lot more than we think.”
Originally uncertain about the turnout, Sarah says she knew their idea was still worth pursuing.
She says, “A lot of older people and some adults think that kids can't make that big of a difference, but we showed that we really can.”
Raegan shares the same view.
Especially when it comes to lending a hand.
She says, "It doesn't have to be big to be helpful. You can help your mom clean the dishes or wash the windows or something."
Her mother, Dana Cusick, couldn't be more proud of her daughter's willingness to help others, even during a pandemic.
Cusick says, “It makes me feel good. It shows me I’m doing something right in raising her and I couldn’t be more proud.”