In an update to a story we linked to a few weeks ago from The Grio, a 9-year-old Detroit boy who raised $1,200 for his struggling city has now raised nearlyÂ $4,000.
The Grio reporter Jay Scott Smith has continued following the story of 9-year-old Joshua Smith who has raised close to $3,000 more for the cityÂ through his lemonade stand and donations.
â€śItâ€™s close to $3,600,â€ť Flynn Smith, Joshuaâ€™s father, said to The Grio.
â€śPeople handed us another $70 at church on Sunday,â€ť Smith told The Grio. â€śCards still came in the mail with money in them. I think yesterday was the first time that at the end of the day, there was no money coming in on PayPal, so thatâ€™s tapering off. But thatâ€™s cool, because Iâ€™m starting to wonder, when does it end.â€ť
Recently, Mayor Dave Bing thanked the young child in a video. Smith also received a $2,000 scholarship from the Rosa Parks Scholarship Foundation contingent on him having a GPA over 2.5 when he graduates high school.
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