Building for community

When her community first shut down earlier this year, 10-year-old Westside student Josie Robidoux started looking for a way that she could help her neighbors. “As a family we’ve done our best to support the local community and Josie was trying to come up with ideas as to what we could sell and donate as things started to lock down,” said Josie’s father, Jayson Robidoux. Together, Josie and Jayson built and sold more than 30 planters of various sizes, raising $2,110 to donate to The Next Door earlier this month. “Josie was very excited to deliver those donations from local families (many who we did not know) and a few friends,” said Jayson. The father and daughter are done with planter-construction for now, but they intend to take up the project again next year, when hopefully they’ll be able to sell at local markets and The Next Door flower sale.

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