Maggie’s Story

In the spring 2010 Maggie, having just turned 5, decided she wanted to go hang gliding during a family trip to North Carolina. Good news was the minimum age to hang glide was 5 but the cost was $100. Her parents, not wanting to say no but also not having the $100 to give her, started brainstorming ways to raise the funds. That’s how Maggie’s Flowers was born. She planted the seeds, tended the garden and created the bouquets she would sell in a stand made just for her by her grandpa for just $1. That summer, she made $200 which was enough for her and her dad to go hang gliding. The next spring she again wanted to grow and sell flowers. This year though she would only use a small portion of the money for herself and the rest she would use to buy Christmas presents for people in need. Maggie continues to buy Christmas presents for people in need. She gives gifts to kids in her school district, people at a local nursing home, individual families in need and she partners with local ministries to help get gifts to homeless children and others in need in her area. She has given over 10,000 gifts to various people in need all around the community and she has no plans of stopping.