Friday, September 14, 2012
The money is being considered for funding an arts program at a Baltimore homeless shelter.
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- Nick DiMarco
Friday, September 14, 2012
Cooper Beeson—Lutherville's youngest philanthropist—more than tripled his goal of raising $600 for Baltimore County's homeless population. The 8-year-old Lutherville Laboratory student presented a check for $1,800 to Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless on Thursday, as donations continue to come in. During the meeting, held at Valley Baptist Church, it was announced that an extra $100 had been sent directly to the advocacy organization that very morning. And to think, it all started with a few lemons and a simple idea. The money Cooper raised is now being considered to fund Baltimore Arts and Music Project (AMP). From the organization's website: Baltimore Art & Music Project (BaltimoreAMP) is a non-profit organization devoted to …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Cooper Beeson exceeded his goal in raising money for the homeless across Baltimore County.
Lutherville boy Cooper Beeson smashed his goal of raising $1,000 for Baltimore County's homeless population over the weekend with his adorable 8-year-old smile and refreshing lemonade. Patch has followed Cooper's plans to open a lemonade stand to benefit the homeless since he announced his intentions in July. Cooper's mother Diana said her son raised just shy of $1,700 as of Monday, with the promise of more checks on the way. She said she was "really overwhelmed in a good way" by the outward show of support Cooper's classmates from Lutherville Lab, the Lutherville-Timonium Rec Council and even passersby showed her son Saturday. "It goes to show one person really can help save the world," Diana said. It was Cooper's birthday wish to …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Lutherville Lab student Cooper Beeson has decided the profits of his lemonade stand will benefit Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless.
When life handed more than 2,000 Baltimore County children lemons, Cooper Beeson knew the answer: Lemonade. Cooper discovered two and a half months ago that there are 2,014 homeless children who are currently enrolled in Baltimore County public schools. That is a 100-child increase over the 2010-11 school year, according to Baltimore County Communities for the Homeless, a non-profit advocacy group. “It makes me sad that I have a house and that there are kids who don’t,” the socially aware 7 year old told Patch Thursday afternoon. Cooper approached his mother Diana Beeson with the idea of a lemonade stand a few weeks ago. She said it was something he said he wanted to do for his upcoming 8th birthday. Cooper has spent his summer telling his…