Memphis teen asks for doughnuts, gets over $180K in online donations

In this photo taken Nov. 2, 2015, DIY doughnuts are displayed in Concord, N.H. Most everybody loves fresh, warm doughnuts. But most everybody doesn’t love the hassle of making those fresh, warm doughnuts. It’s a messy process that involves making a dough that can be temperamental. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A teen’s offer to take groceries to a man’s car in exchange for some doughnuts has led to a flood of donations now nearing $200,000.

WMC-TV reports that when 16-year-old Chauncy Black of Memphis, Tennessee, approached shopper Matt White last week, the man responded by buying him a whole cart of groceries.

White then established a GoFundMe page in hopes of raising $250 to buy the teen a lawnmower so Chauncy could earn money mowing lawns. White said the page “caught fire,” and donations started pouring in. As of Saturday morning, donations had reached $180,000.

Now White wants to make sure the money is put to good use. A trust is being established to dedicate the money to Chauncy’s education and helping his family move into a new house.

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