Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Teen helps South African children

Lara Schewitz, 16, was born in South Africa, but left when she was two-year-old. Now, she's giving back to her birth country. The Myers Park High student is holding 16 years old who goes to Myer's Park High School, is trying to raise $1,000 to help the children at Chesire Homes Khaya for severely disabled children in South Africa.

Last weekend Lara raised nearly half the money. She and her mother set up a table and collected donations in front of a Harris Teeter in south Charlotte. The money we will buy blankets and shoes for the children.

Lara will return to South Africa on Dec 23. It will be her first time there since her family left the country.