September 2, 2014
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Doing something sweet
John Howell

What to do over summer vacation? That’s a popular question asked by adults and kids alike. Susan Davis had an unconventional idea last week: seven days of kindness.

She and her twin boys, Michael and Raymond, age 9, began thinking of seven ways to spread good deeds throughout their community over the course of the week. A week ago Sunday, they made a donation to the East Greenwich Animal Protection League; Monday they brought blueberry muffins to the fire station; Tuesday they sold lemonade to benefit the Make A Wish Foundation and Wednesday they brought ice water to the cyclists and walkers at Rocky Point Park. On Thursday, Davis said one of the boys got sick, so their good deeds will be postponed. They still plan to pick up trash, and visit and bring flowers to a nursing home. Davis said she and her boys have never done anything like this before, but she “just thought of giving back to the community.”

“I’m a firm believer everyone should be thanked,” she said. On Tuesday, from 1 to 3 p.m., Michael (right) and Raymond set up a cooler on Church Ave., selling homemade lemonade to passersby for 50 cents a glass. The twins, armed with infectious smiles, raised $25 for the Make A Wish Foundation, and said giving back to the community felt both “good” and “great.”


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