7-year-old Greenfield girl makes big donation to soup kitchen

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GREENFIELD, Ind.-- Cora Sitton, 7, probably isn't the kind of person the Kenneth Butler Memorial Soup Kitchen expected to get a big donation from, but that's exactly what she did.

She donated more than $800 to help the struggling soup kitchen.

“That’s a lot of money," said Jill Ebbert, the kitchen's director, "that’s almost a whole utility bill.”

Cora raised the money by having a lemonade stand and spreading the word on social media. She also sold cookies and cupcakes, saying she learned about giving back from her church.

The donation comes at a trying time for the kitchen, which recently found out its roof is in dire need of repair. Estimates have put the work somewhere in the neighborhood of $18,000, something that's just not feasible for a non-profit with a small operating budget.

"Our budget is $11,000 dollars a month," said Ebbert, "and eight out of twelve months we don’t meet that budget.”

Coming up, the kitchen is having its two major fundraisers for the year. If you would like to get involved or donate, you can find more information on the kitchen's website here.