Boy's mistletoe profits going to Newtown - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Boy's mistletoe profits going to Newtown

A 6-year-old from Olive Branch is trying to make a difference by helping a hurting community.

Collier Morgan has been to a number of places in southern Illinois to sell decorated mistletoe in mid December.

He sold the plants for $3 each, hoping to raise money for Christmas presents.

He made $25, but before he had the chance to buy anything he heard about the tragic shooting  in Newtown, Connecticut.

At that point, Collier changed his mind and decided to give the money to an organization that would help those affected by the shooting.

"I want to help out the people up there, and this is the only way I know how to help," said Collier.

Collier was able to rack up $20 in just 30 minutes on Sunday morning at Food Town in Olive Branch, where he was selling mistletoe.

Copyright 2012 KFVS. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • AG Sessions meets with Memphis leaders, discusses crime

    AG Sessions meets with Memphis leaders, discusses crime

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:33:39 GMT
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Source: WMC Action News 5)Attorney General Jeff Sessions (Source: WMC Action News 5)

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited visit Memphis on Thursday morning.

    United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited visit Memphis on Thursday morning.

  • A-State receives funding to archive KAIT footage

    A-State receives funding to archive KAIT footage

    Thursday, May 25 2017 11:01 PM EDT2017-05-26 03:01:37 GMT
    Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)Arkansas State University's official logo (Source: www.astate.edu)

    A key part of the history of KAIT is on the way to being archived after an announcement Thursday by a state history group. 

    A key part of the history of KAIT is on the way to being archived after an announcement Thursday by a state history group. 

  • CWL addresses declining groundwater concerns

    CWL addresses declining groundwater concerns

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:36 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:36:32 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    With ground water levels dropping in Arkansas, Jonesboro businesses have voiced their concerns in the city.

    With ground water levels dropping in Arkansas, Jonesboro businesses have voiced their concerns in the city.

Powered by Frankly