Haskell makes a difference for Barbara Bush Children's Hospital

Named "Inspiring Little Citizen" by The Grasshopper Shop, Tea Collection
By Staff | Aug 28, 2018
Photo by: Mark Haskell From left, Sierra Dietz, owner of The Grasshopper Shop, and Beckett Haskell of Thomaston hold a check to be sent to Barbara Bush Children's Hospital, the charity designated by Haskell for a donation in his honor by the store.

Rockland — Even the smallest of deeds can go a long way — and make a difference.

That is what 8-year-old Beckett Haskell of Thomaston found out after he was named an Inspiring Little Citizen, a joint promotion between The Grasshopper Shop and the children’s clothing brand Tea Collection.

The promotion, advertised by The Grasshopper Shop, sought out nominations of “a child who is a good global citizen, standing up for others and going the extra mile to make a difference.”

Haskell, who was nominated by his aunt, Trisha Martin, of Warren, was chosen for the simple act of helping a neighbor mow his lawn.

“One of our neighbors has had bad knee trouble and every day on our ride home Beckett would say ‘I need to go mow his lawn, Dad,'" said Mark Haskell, Beckett’s father. “And we went over and he mowed it for him, and he was very grateful. He thinks of others often and we are so very proud of him.”

Grasshopper Shop customers were encouraged to purchase Tea Collection clothes during the week of July 30 to Aug. 5, with five percent of those purchases — which turned out to be $51.33 — donated to the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital, Haskell’s charity of choice.

“We are very pleased he [Beckett] has chosen to support the work of the Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital,” said Sierra Dietz, owner of The Grasshopper Shop. “It is such a wonderful resource in the state of Maine, and we are fortunate for the services it offers to those who unfortunately find themselves in need.

Beckett, the son of Mark and Jennifer Haskell, of Thomaston, also received a $10 gift card to The Grasshopper Shop.

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Posted by: Ananur Forma | Aug 29, 2018 04:26

I like this story, can we have more please?

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