Seventh grader spends summer break raising money for St. Jude

Posted at 1:31 PM, Sep 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-25 17:18:34-04

HAMPTON, Va. - A local seventh grader made the most of her summer break.

Laila Beck-Covington, 11, decided to use her time to help others.

"I had free time and I didn't know what to do with it because of COVID, so I wanted to use that time to help people," she told News 3.

She made paintings, slime, bracelets and other crafts which she sold online.

The money she earned was donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

"I know that cancer can be expensive because of treatment, and I saw that on the news a lot of families had lost their jobs, so they weren't making as much money, so it could have been difficult for them to pay off the treatments, so I wanted to raise money for kids that had cancer," said Beck-Covington.

Altogether she was able to donate $2,000 with the crafts she sold.