LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A Lexington woman has been using her love of Snapchat to help others have a happy Thanksgiving.
You could call Candis Morgan a "snap-tivist."
"I basically make my whole day available to this, " Morgan said.
She uses her more than 7,000 followers on Snapchat not just to post fun pictures but to also change her community. In the past she has organized a free prom for kids and a Halloween bash. Right now she is 10 days in to her latest project: collecting donations for Thanksgiving baskets to be given to Lexington's One Parent Scholar House.
"I love holidays. Every year me and my kids have a good meal, we always have a lot to eat, and I'm thinking you know some kids and families don't have that opportunity, " Morgan explained.
Lexington's One Parent Scholar House helps single parents in the community, and Candis has seen their work in action. She said when she approached them with her idea they loved it, and ever since she put the call out on Snapchat donations have been pouring in.
"I've had some people who have families in other states send them money to get items," said Morgan. "I've had donations from Florida, Texas, just the whole community."
The goal is to have at least one bag of food for each of the 95 clients at the One Parent Scholar House, but she'd like to have even more, so she can help as many people in the community as possible.
"My kids are very blessed, I don't think they'll ever go without anything. To know some families struggle to just make a Thanksgiving meal... it's heartbreaking, but knowing that I'm making a difference it's everything it really is, " Morgan said.
Morgan is collecting donations until November 18. She'll then have a community party to bag everything up on November 20.
Contact Candis Morgan to help or donate:
- Call/Text: 859-803-4661
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Snapchat: flockaveli_4
As of Nov. 22, Morgan delivered 190 bags to the One Parent Scholar House, 55 bags to The Nest, 50 to the Trinity Gay Foundation and 35 to regular families in the community.
Morgan has 60 bags left over if anyone needs them. All you need to do is contact her.