TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - A young entrepreneur is making a difference as the coronavirus pandemic continues.
Nine-year-old Caris Crump has been working to provide hand sanitizer to frontline workers across the country.
“I’m helping people and I'm preventing people from getting sick,” Crump said.
Caris is a member of Wear It Well, an organization serving Mississippi and Tennessee in a number of ways.
During their “Pack the Purse" initiative, Wear It Well founder/creator Katina Davis Holland says their supply of hand sanitizer ran low, and Caris had an idea.
“I think it was a health care facility that needed sanitizer, and we couldn’t find any anywhere so Caris says, 'let’s make some.' She goes online and finds the recipe and we just pieced it together and started making sanitizer,” Holland said.
Since then, Caris has made 78 bottles of sanitizer, which she sells to the public for $5 to help cover the cost of ingredients, but she also donates more bottles to frontline workers.
In the future, Caris plans to make things like lotions, bath bombs, and more.