PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (KFVS) - One girl in Portageville, Mo. is putting her entrepreneurial skills to work and helping out the Portageville Police Department.
“One child can make a difference, right,” said 10-year-old Emma Fisk. “It makes me feel happy, because I know that they’ll be happy.”
Emma said the money she collects will go toward the Portageville Police Department’s Shop with a Cop Program.
Emma was able to collect just over $500 for “Shop with a Cop."
Lacy’s Welding, LLC from Harrisburg, Arkansas made a $1,000 donation to Emma’s lemonade stand for Shop With A Cop.
“I mean it makes you feel good, ya know. Kids these days, they think everybody owes them something. They want to play video games, and this girl’s out here," said Officer Corey Sisk with the Portageville Police Department.
Emma will help meet the department’s goal to buy Christmas gifts for at least 10 local kids.
“I stopped in. I drank a glass of pink lemonade. It’s pretty delicious. It’s just good, the community support that we have here in Portageville. It’s just amazing," said Officer Sisk.
“There’s so many hidden things in people’s lives that they just keep to themselves and feel like they have nobody to depend on, and maybe this is something that people can,” said Heather Fisk, Emma’s mom.
She said she’s incredibly proud of Emma for thinking of others.
“It’s great to know that I’m raising someone so amazing and smart and caring and just giving,” she said.
“I just think it’s pretty cool to help children like me, and we’ve been very blessed with it," said Emma.