By Carole Robinson, Senior Staff Writer
Addison Baggett and her family under the Jefferson Street bridge where she donate money raised with her Pinkalicious Lemonade Stand to the Bridge Ministry: Grandfather, Joe "JoePa" Baggett; Dad, Rhett; Mom, Laurel; Grandmother, Barbara "BB" Sieger; Grandmother, Linda "MaeMae" Baggett and little brother Jaxson.
Under the Jefferson Street Bridge, in front of a group of more than 300 homeless people who came for food and spiritual nourishment, six-year old Addison Baggett holds a Certificate of Appreciation she recieved for raising $100 at her pink lemonade stand, which she donated to the Bridge Ministry, which feeds, clothes and ministers the spiritual needs of the homeless under the bridge. Proud mom, Laurel holds the money for Addison to present to ministry founder and CEO, Candy Christmas. PHOTOS BY CAROLE ROBINSON
When six-year-old Addison Baggett learned about homeless people during Franklin Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School this summer, she felt compelled to help.
Since there are only so many things a six-year old can do to help the homeless, Addison, a first grader at Trinity Elementary, decided to sell lemonade.
With help from her grandmother “BB,” she set up the Pinkalicious Lemonade Stand. Pink is her favorite color.
“I learned about the homeless from Vacation Bible School,” she said. “I know that you should be good to people.You should give them hope. I made a lemonade stand so I could help homeless people so they can live better. I want to help them save their lives, not be homeless and be safe. I just want people to have a good life.”
This first venture at entrepreneurship netted $100, which Addison donated to the Bridge Ministry.
Each Tuesday under the Jefferson Street Bridge in Nashville volunteers provide food, clothing and spiritual nourishment to the homeless. Last Tuesday, in the middle of a heavy downpour, more than 300 homeless people gathered for a plate of hot food, some dry clothing, spiritual uplifting and to thank Addison for her generosity.
Founder and CEO of the Bridge, Candy Christmas surprised Addison with a Certificate of Recognition for her hard work and generosity.
For more information about the Bridge Ministry, go to www.bridgeministry.org.
Posted on: 8/8/2013