Third Grader Raises Funds For Local Center |Port Washington News

Seven-year-old Sophie Markowitz read a book about Helen Keller and became impressed with what Keller accomplished throughout her life. After realizing she had the Helen Keller National Center for Deaf-Blind Youths and Adults (HKNC) right in her backyard, she decided she wanted to donate to the cause.

“I always pass by the center to drop my brothers off at school or camp and I thought it would be a good idea,” said the third grade Daly Elementary School student.

In order to raise funds for the organization, Markowitz opened a cookie and lemonade stand in front of her house.

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