LEXINGTON, NC – Four Lexington children are proving that it doesn’t matter how big or small you are, anyone can be a superhero.
Lindsey Carlile and her four kids are suiting up and serving their community. Dressed up in super hero costumes, the family will be standing outside the Black Dog Gallery in downtown Lexington collecting donations for the Humane Society of Davidson County’s Pet Food Pantry.
According to a representative at the pet food pantry, they are completely out of dry cat food.
Carlile says this isn’t the first time she has put her kid’s super powers to the test. A couple years ago they did a similar drive and collected over 500 pounds of food for pets! It took three full vans to transport the donations.
"They are kind of a daily superhero’ explained Carlile."
She told WFMY News 2 that she encourages her kids to go with the superhero theme and dress up because it is fun, but it also teaches a valuable lesson.
“We have always been into superheroes. Superheroes are usually do-gooders, and since we are giving back to the community it is a fun and good way to teach them at the same time. It gets them excited about what they are doing.”
All week they have been passing out hand drawn flyers to prepare for the drive! Below is a flyer that Carlile’s oldest child created.
If you want to help donate and support these local superheroes you can visit Black Dog Gallery on Main Street in Lexington from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.