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Student finds unique way to pay for tuition

DETROIT (WXYZ/CNN) – One student is going old school with a chip and candy fundraiser so he can afford to attend college in the fall.

Remington Devereaux said his desire for higher education is so great, that he will do whatever it takes to get his tuition money.

"I'm going to the Los Angeles Film and Recording School, so I'm taking donations, but of course I'm selling things," Devereaux said. "I have slushes, lemonade, ice tea, fruit punch, chips, candy, all sorts of little goodies just to get you through your day."

Devereaux's family has helped him sell snacks and drinks from the stand in front of their house. With limited time and jobs difficult to come by, this 21-year-old felt this was the only way to do it.

"Something good, something creative, that was the idea," Devereaux said.

Not everyone is willing to stop, but many people have listened to his story and have helped him reach his goal.

Neighbor Anthony Bundy is among those who stopped for a midday treat to help Devereaux.

"To sponsor him, just give him a dollar or two," Bundy said. "It helps him out, achieve his goal, so it's like I'm helping a stepping stone, for his goal to his life, which is a good thing to do."

Devereaux said he will be out there all month, raising money for his studies.

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