10-year-old donates $2K to soup kitchen - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

10-year-old donates $2K to soup kitchen

Jordan and his family opened their home as a "restaurant" to sell soup. (Source: St. Mary's Soup Kitchen) Jordan and his family opened their home as a "restaurant" to sell soup. (Source: St. Mary's Soup Kitchen)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A 10-year-old boy raised more than $2,000 for a Memphis soup kitchen.

Jordan Geller has been raising money for charity for three years.

He wanted to raise money for St. Mary's Soup Kitchen because of the amount of homeless people he noticed in Memphis. 

"Well I just saw poor people in the street, and I wanted to help them and also I wanted to start my own restaurant, so that fit in pretty well, " Geller said.

He shared his dream with his parents.

"And me and my husband said of course when you're older you can do anything you want," Jordan's mother Rebecca said.

But mom and dad's timeline wasn't what Jordan had in mind.

They agreed to let him open his own soup kitchen restaurant--in their home--where family, friends and neighbors ordered from Jordan's menu.

"And we're like OK, what are you going to do with all this money you raise? And he said 'Oh I want to donate it,'" Rebecca said.

He donated $2,500 to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen last year and gave them another $2,000 check this year.

That's enough to feed 2,000 people.

Jordan said he's going to continue to do this "until the day I die."

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