Summer Linn is actively doing what she can to do something for foster kids who often feel like no one cares about them. The 8 year old is a resident of Pearland Texas and is selling cupcakes to buy Christmas gifts. She started her effort over the Thanksgiving break from school. She sells her cupcakes at a Pearland shopping center.
Summer says, “I wanted to help so I thought about making cupcakes. I buy gifts with the money I make for the foster kids.” The third-grader baked more than 2,000 cupcakes and sells the boxes for $5 each. She says she knows it’s hard for Santa to find the foster children. “He’s very busy,” she said. “They get moved a lot. They’re special no matter what anyone says or does. Seriously. They deserve a good Christmas.”
It’s a heartbreaking reality that many families don’t understand. Summer Linn’s mom, Max Ryder, spent seven years of her life in and out of foster care. For her, the pain is personal. She says, “Thanksgiving and Christmas … when it’s supposed to be a time with family, you feel unwanted and unloved. Because you’re a foster kid.”
Summer is accepting donations through her mom’s business page on Facebook.